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Part 1SFurther and higher education etc.

Funding of further and higher education etc.S

12Funding of fundable bodiesS

(1)The Council may make grants, loans or other payments—

(a)to the governing body of any fundable [F1post-16 education] body in respect of expenditure incurred or to be incurred by the body for the purposes of any of the activities specified in subsection (3)(a) and (b) of section 11;

(b)to—

(i)the governing body of any fundable [F2post-16 education] body; or

(ii)any other person,

in respect of expenditure incurred or to be incurred by the body or person for the purposes of any of the activities specified in subsection (3)(c) and (d) of that section.

[F3(c)to a regional strategic body.]

(2)A payment made under subsection (1) may (in addition to any condition which is imposed by virtue of F4... section 9) be subject to such terms and conditions as the Council considers it appropriate to impose.

(3)Terms and conditions imposed under subsection (2) may, in particular, relate to—

(a)the repayment (in whole or in part) of a payment in such circumstances as they may specify;

(b)the interest payable in respect of any period during which a sum due to the Council is outstanding.

(4)But terms and conditions imposed under subsection (2) may not relate to the application by the body of any sums which were not derived from the Scottish Ministers.

(5)Before imposing terms and conditions under subsection (2), the Council must—

(a)except where it considers that it is not expedient to do so, consult the governing body of the fundable body to which the payment is to be made; and

(b)if it considers it appropriate to do so, consult such persons as appear to it to represent the interests of [F5post-16 education bodies, or regional strategic bodies,] or any class of them.

(6)In making payments under subsection (1), the Council is to have regard to the desirability of—

(a)encouraging fundable bodies to maintain or develop funding from other sources;

(b)preserving any distinctive characteristics of particular fundable bodies.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F4Words in s. 12(2) omitted (3.3.2014) by virtue of Post-16 Education (Scotland) Act 2013 (asp 12), ss. 9(1)(b), 23(2); S.S.I. 2014/21, art. 2, Sch. 1

Commencement Information

I1S. 12 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419, art. 2(1)