We regularly receive invitations and requests to respond to initiatives, developments and policy proposals issued by the Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament and other organisations working in land, property and construction.

Current consultations

We rely on our members to give their expert contributions to consultations.

We collate responses to consultation requests received from our members in advance of the consulting body's deadline, in order to submit a coherent and well-founded response that is both apolitical and reflective of the views of our membership.

Consulting body Consultation Deadline for responses to RICS
Scottish Government Talking "Fracking": A Consultation on Unconventional Oil and Gas

24 May 2017

Scottish Government Consultation on Scotland's Energy Efficiency Programme

24 May 2017

Scottish Government Guidance on Engaging Communities in Decisions Relating to Land

 9 June 2017

Policy Development

Our policy team regularly holds roundtables and workshops with a view to deduce a membership view specific issues of various sectors and develop solutions-based recommendations to inform our UK and Scottish Policy Papers. Forthcoming roundtables include:

Policy Issues Date/Time Venue
UK Government Industrial Strategy Green Paper The role of the land, property and construction sectors in improving living standards and driving economic growth and productivity. 10 April 2017
RICS Office, Edinburgh
Land Reform An assessment of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act TBC TBC

If you are interested in participating, or require further information, please email Hew Edgar.

Recent consultations

Consulting body Consultation Submission date
Scottish Government Consultation on Planning Fees February 2017
Scottish Parliament - LGCC Inquiry into Building Regulations February 2017

You can download copies of these consultations using the links on the right of this page.

Contact us

To contribute or find out more, please contact:

Hew Edgar
RICS Policy Manager (Scotland)
t 0131 240 0839
e hedgar@rics.org