How is the SNP empowering local communities?

We believe the best people to decide the future of our communities are the people who live in those communities.

To further shift the balance of power to communities, we will bring forward a Community Wealth Building Act to redirect wealth, control and benefits to local economies.

The Act will require local authorities and public bodies to spend in their local communities through increased local procurement, greater use of small businesses and ensuring taxpayers money is reinvested as far as possible in their local communities.

We are also reviewing the Community Empowerment Act and consulting on ways in which it could be expanded to put more power in the hands of people and communities, and increasing the amount of local funding allocated by communities themselves through participatory budgeting.