The following draft guidance documents have been published by Consumer Scotland to assist public authorities in meeting the consumer duty.

The draft guidance includes advice on the approach public authorities should take to meet the duty and advice on how to ensure the duty has been met.

We have published three documents including the main guidance for public bodies, guidance for senior decision makers and how to carry out an impact assessment.

These documents are available in both PDF and HTML formats.

Guidance for public authorities

Guidance for senior decision makers

Carrying out an impact assessment

Have your say

Consumer Scotland is now consulting on all the guidance documents and we want to hear views from all those public bodies affected, as well as consumer groups and the public. The consultation closes on 16th June.

Take part in the consultation

Feedback from the consultation will be used to prepare a final version of the guidance which will be published ahead of the duty’s full implementation in April next year.