The Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (Scotland) Order 2022

Jurisdiction: Scotland

Commencement: 9th March 2022

Amends: The Environment Protection Act 1990

Mini Summary

The Environment Protection Act 1990 provides the framework for a number of different areas of environmental regulation including waste management, contaminated land, statutory nuisances and control of litter.


The following have been added to the list in Section 153, identifying who may be given financial assistance by Scottish Ministers.

  • Regional land use partnerships.
  • Schemes, programmes or organisations that assess greenhouse gas emissions from land.
  • Schemes, programmes or organisations that assess biodiversity supported by land.
  • Schemes, programmes or organisations that assess soil quality. [February 2022]

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