Holyrood’s Finance and Public Administration Committee has issued another report criticising the Scottish Government for a lack of financial planning in the legislative process.

The report relates to the committee’s scrutiny of the Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill, which was brought forward by Green minister Lorna Slater in June and requires ministers to help develop a circular economy that reuses materials rather than send them to waste.

The committee, which heard evidence from Slater at the beginning of November, was scathing about the financial memorandum that went along with the bill, saying it “underestimates costs in relation to enforcement, education and communication campaigns and the infrastructure required to ensure that local authorities are able to adhere to the mandatory code of practice”.

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