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Jenna Cane

Scottish Government's response to the report of the Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy

Sharing Economy UK has responded to the findings and recommendations in the Scottish Government's response to the report of the Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy on how the collaborative economy can contribute to a fairer, more equal Scotland

Richard Laughton, Sharing Economy UK Chair and CEO of easyCar, said:

“Both the Scottish Government and Expert Panel have recognised the huge potential for the collaborative economy to bring together people and communities in new ways to the benefit of consumers, competition and the wider economy.

We are pleased to see the First Minister announce the launch of a ShareLab Scotland fund to help new platforms deliver social and economic value for Scotland. Sharing Economy UK will offer its support to Nesta in finding these ambitious projects to help deliver a collaborative economy that works for all of Scotland.

The report highlights solid progress Scotland is making in addressing key areas, including peer-to-peer accommodation, workers’ rights, crowd-funding, regulation and consumer protection. We look forward to exploring ways we can help further to spread good practice for collaborative platforms through initiatives like Sharing Economy UK’s TrustSeal.”