Consultation on a Ministerial Statement for modifying local connection referrals in Scotland

Closed 23 Oct 2020

Opened 3 Aug 2020

Overview

This consultation invites comments on the content of a Ministerial Statement to set out the circumstances in which, and the general criteria by reference to which, the power of Scottish Ministers to modify local connection referrals between local authorities in Scotland is to be exercised. It also invites comments on the proposal to suspend local connection referrals between Scottish local authorities to remove barriers people face to accessing the support they need.

Why we are consulting

Scottish Ministers are required, under section 33B of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987, to consult such associations representing local authorities and such other persons, as they see fit, before preparing a Ministerial Statement setting out the circumstances in which, and the general criteria by reference to which, the power of Scottish Ministers to modify local connection, in section 33A of the Act, is to be exercised.

We have developed the core content of a statement and the consultation invites local authorities, third sector organisations and others with an interest in homelessness to consider and provide views.

Your comments will ensure that we have considered a wide range of perspectives in preparing the statement.

Read the consultation paper.

What happens next

Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with any other available evidence. Responses will be published where we have been given permission to do so. An analysis report will also be made available.

Interests

  • Communities and Third Sector
  • Public Sector
  • Housing and Regeneration