(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force certain provisions of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 (“the Act”).

Article 2 appoints 16th December 2016 for the coming into force of the provisions of the Act set out in the table in the schedule, for limited purposes where specified. The provisions relate to Ministerial powers to make subordinate legislation.

The Bill for the Act received Royal Assent on 24th July 2015. Sections 141 to 143, 145 and 146 came into force the following day.