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Local Government and Communities Committee

Wednesday 24 February 2021 9:00 AM


1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 5 in private.

2. Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—
John Blackwood, Chief Executive, Scottish Association of Landlords;
Tony Cain, Policy Manager, Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers;
Gordon Maloney, National Committee Member, Living Rent;
and then from—
Nina Ballantyne, Strategic Lead, Social Justice, Citizen’s Advice Scotland;
Professor Douglas Robertson, Consultant & Housing researcher, Stirling University - retired.

3. European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 1).

4. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments—
Non-Domestic Rating (Valuation of Utilities) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2021 (SSI 2021/59); Non-Domestic Rate (Scotland) Order 2021(SSI 2021/63); Non-Domestic Rates (District Heating Relief and Renewable Energy Generation Relief) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021(SSI 2021/64); Non-Domestic Rates (Levying and Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/65).

5. Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

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