Make Your Voice Heard: The Scottish Government’s New Deal Proposal

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The Scottish Government has unveiled an essential document and a response questionnaire, outlining the next steps for matters previously discussed in the 2021 New Deal consultation. It’s a critical moment, and we’re reaching out to you today with a passionate plea: make your voice heard by completing this questionnaire before the looming October 27th deadline. We want to ensure the Scottish Government hears the valuable insights of those actively engaged in the sector

However, there’s a widespread sentiment within the sector that the questionnaire lacks impartiality and democratic inclusivity, as it appears to offer no option for dissenting with the proposed ideas. Yet, the government’s perspective is that this questionnaire’s primary purpose is not to gauge agreement with the proposals. Why, you ask? Well, that’s because the matter of agreement was already addressed in the previous 2021 consultation

The government’s argument is that the questionnaire’s main aim isn’t to gauge agreement with the proposals, as that was already addressed in the 2021 consultation. Instead, it’s all about fine-tuning the mechanics of these measures.

After the 2021 consultation, the government made the decision to move forward with the proposals outlined in the paper. However, it’s not set in stone just yet. The final decision rests in the hands of parliament, pending their approval. The questionnaire is your opportunity to influence how these measures will operate in practice.

We’ve made it easy for you to participate by providing a direct link to the questionnaire below. Moreover, we’re offering suggested responses, thoughtfully prepared by the Scottish Association of Landlords, to help streamline your questionnaire completion.

Let’s join forces to make a difference. Take a stand and share your valuable insights. Click the link to access the questionnaire. Time is of the essence, with the deadline fast approaching on October 27th. Your input matters, and together, we can shape the future.

Here’s the link to the questionnaire, along with suggested responses provided by the Scottish Association of Landlords to guide you through this important process:


Click Here to Complete Questionnaire

Click here to review SAL suggested responses

Responses need to be submitted by 27 October 2023.


Additionally, if you have concerns about how these proposals might affect your property or business, don’t hesitate to reach out to your local Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP). Why? Because in the near future, MSPs will be casting their votes on the legislation that will bring these measures to life. You can easily contact your MSP through the convenient portal at

Let’s shape the future together!