Church of Scotland

A Scottish Approach to Taxation

A Church and Society response to the Scottish Parliament Call for Evidence on A Scottish Approach to Taxation.

Published: September 2016

The Council Tax (Substitution of Proportion) (Scotland) Order 2016

The draft Council Tax (Substitution of Proportion) Order 2016 was laid in the Scottish Parliament on 7 September 2016. The Local Government and Communities Committee is leading on considering this Scottish Statutory Instrument (SSI). 

Published: September 2016

Reform of the Legacy Credit Unions (Bank of England, Prudential Regulatory Authority)

The Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland response to a consultation paper on the Reform of the Legacy Credit Unions Sourcebook.

Published: September 2015

Planning Controls, Pay Day Lending and Betting Offices

The Church of Scotland response to the Scottish Government consultation paper on Planning Controls, Pay Day Lending and Betting Offices.

Published: November 2014

Response to a Call for Evidence on British Credit Unions at 50

Response to the HM Treasury’s call for evidence on British Credit Unions at 50.

Published: September 2014

Proposed Protection from Eviction (Bedroom Tax) (Scotland) Bill (Jackie Baillie MSP)

Letter from the Convener of Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland in response to a consultation on a Proposed Members Bill lodged by Jackie Baillie MSP.

Published: December 2013

Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Bill – Stage one (Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee)

Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland response to a call for evidence on the Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Bill.  

Published: August 2013

National Minimum Wage

Church and Society Council response to the Low Pay Commission consultation on the National Minimum Wage.

Published: September 2012

Commission on Banking Standards

Church and Society Council response to the Commission on Banking Standards.

Published: August 2012

Submission to the Scottish Parliament Finance Committee on the Scottish Spending Review and Draft Budget 2012

Submission from the Church and Society Council and Priority Areas Committee to the Scottish Parliament Finance Committee.

Published: November 2011

Salvation Army

Employability Support (Scottish Government)

The Salvation Army response to the Scottish Government consultation on Employability Support.

Published: November 2015

Planning Controls, Pay Day Lending and Betting Offices

Since the 2005 Gambling Act was passed the number of betting offices and high-stake betting machines has significantly increased, with clustering taking place in the most deprived areas. This has deeply affected the lives of local residents.

Although the Salvation Army recognises that legislation on gambling and financial services is currently a reserved matter for the UK Government, it is glad to see that the Scottish Government is proposing to use the powers available through the planning procedures to tackle the issues.

Published: November 2014

Scottish Episcopal Church

Becoming a Good Food Nation

This response to the above consultation is submitted on behalf of the Mission and Ministry Board of the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC). It has been prepared on the Board’s behalf by the Church in Society Committee. The major focus of much of the Committee’s current work relates to issues around poverty including food poverty.

Published: October 2014

Shared ecumenical responses

Scottish Churches Committee – Burial and Cremation consultation

A response by the Scottish Churches Committee to the Consultation on a proposed Bill relating to burial and cremation and other related matters in Scotland.

Published: April 2015

Targeted Regulation of Scottish Charities by OSCR

A response by the Scottish Churches Committee to the OSCR on the Targeted regulation of Scottish Charities.

Published: October 2014

Water Charge Exemption Scheme

A response from the Scottish Churches Committee to a Scottish Government consultation looking at the water charge exemption scheme for small charities.

Published: February 2014