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18 June, 2021 Open access

Proposals to extend Covid-19 eviction and bankruptcy protections to be debated in the Scottish Parliament next week

Subject to the agreement of Parliament, measures will be extended by 6 months to 31 March 2022

Proposals to extend Covid-19 eviction and bankruptcy protections are to be debated in the Scottish Parliament next week.

The measures - that are contained in the Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill that was formally introduced to the Scottish Parliament today and will be scrutinised and debated by MSPs over three days from 22 June 2021 - include the ability for hearings across courts and tribunals to be held remotely, and also for -

As well as removing a number of measures no longer considered necessary to support the ongoing public health response, the Bill extends others beyond the original expiry date of 30 September 2021, subject to the agreement of Parliament, to 31 March 2022.

For more information see Coronavirus Bill introduced: Expiry and extension of measures to be scrutinised by Parliament.