Carers Trust Scotland has supported the Carers (Scotland) Bill throughout its passage as a positive response to the need to improve the rights and entitlements of unpaid carers.

The Bill was debated at Stage 3 on 4 February 2016. It will become an Act of Parliament four weeks after being passed. This briefing provides a short summary of the final provisions of the legislation, and details of some key amendments that were not passed at Stage 3.