Inquiry on reform of the law on moveable transactions


About the Inquiry

The Economy, Energy and Fair Committee issued a call for views on moveable transactions in February 2020.

The Scottish Law Commission was established in legislation to propose reforms to the law. It has examined the issue of moveable transactions. It published its final Report on Moveable Transactions (including a draft bill in volume 3) in 2017. 

The Committee took evidence from several people involved in the Scottish Law Commission’s work on 26 November 2019. They argued that the law in this area needed updating, and Scotland’s businesses were suffering as a result. The Committee agreed to look into this issue further and issued a call for views. 

The Scottish Government announced in April 2020 that its planned moveable transactions bill would not go ahead this session. 


The Committee launched its call for views on Friday 7 February 2020.  The deadline for written responses was Friday 17 April 2020.

Read the call for views 

Written Submissions


SPICe produced a summary of evidence received in response to the Committee's call for views. The Committee wrote to the Scottish Government in July 2020 to highlight this summary:

Letter to the Minister for Community Safety including SPICe summary of evidence (199KB pdf)

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