In July 2013 the Scottish Affairs Committee launched an open consultation on a programme of comprehensive land reform in Scotland and, after publishing their interim report in March 2014, have now published the Final Report of their findings. Scottish Land & Estates contributed both written and oral evidence to this inquiry.
Following the publication, Sarah-Jane Laing, Director of Policy & Parliamentary Affairs, stated “the Scottish Affairs Committee’s Land Reform Inquiry has underlined that reserved matters form part of the ongoing debate about land use and land ownership, and rightly recommends that fiscal policy should be regularly reviewed to ensure that it continues to meet policy objectives. We are certain that any such review would highlight the large variety and scale of public benefits delivered from private land across the UK”.
For the full report please follow this link - http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmscotaf/274/274.pdf