Consultation outcome

Review of limited partnership law: call for evidence

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

Following this Call for Evidence, the government issued a consultation in April 2018, Limited partnerships: reform of limited partnership law which closed in July 2018.

The government response to that consultation was published on 10 December 2018.

Detail of feedback received

We received 45 responses to the call for evidence from a broad range of stakeholders including:

  • individuals
  • the investment and private equity communities and their trade representatives
  • civil society organisations
  • academics
  • the Scottish agricultural community
  • local government
  • law enforcement
  • regulatory authorities

Original consultation


We're seeking views and evidence on the limited partnerships framework.

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Consultation description

We’re aware of concerns that some limited partnerships registered in Scotland are being used for criminal activity. There has been a recent increase in the number of limited partnerships registered in Scotland in comparison to those registered in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

We’re seeking views and evidence on:

  • the possible reasons why registration of limited partnerships in Scotland has increased
  • the value limited partnerships bring to the UK economy as a whole
  • how the wider limited partnership framework operates and whether any changes need to be made

We welcome responses from all interested parties.

If you wish to meet the team, please contact us at the email address below.


Published 16 January 2017
Last updated 6 February 2019 + show all updates
  1. This Call for Evidence was followed up by a consultation, Limited partnerships: reform of limited partnership law: we have added a link to that consultation.
  2. A revision was made to Figure 1 on page 8.
  3. First published.