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Consumer Scotland Act 2020

Section 22 – Guidance about section 21 duty

54.This section states that Consumer Scotland may issue guidance relating to the duty under section 21, subject to the approval of the Scottish Ministers. Relevant authorities are required to have regard to any guidance issued.

55.Guidance can be general or targeted at particular relevant public authorities only. Consumer Scotland must consult all relevant public authorities to whom the guidance is addressed prior to the publication of initial, or amended, guidance, as well as anyone else whom they consider it appropriate to consult. Consumer Scotland is also required to make any guidance publicly available.

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