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The Local Government (Discretionary Payments and Injury Benefits) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000

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9.  After regulation 51, insert–

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51A.(1) Each employing authority must formulate and keep under review the policy they intend to apply in the exercise of their discretionary powers in the discharge of their functions under Parts II, III and IV.

(2) Before the end of six months beginning with 7th April 2000 each employing authority shall publish a written statement of the policy which they are to apply in the exercise of such discretionary powers from the date of publication.

(3) Where, as a result of a review under paragraph (1), an employing authority determine to amend their policy, they must publish a written statement of the amended policy before the expiry of one month beginning with the date on which they so determine.

(4) No change in policy shall come into effect until the expiry of one month from the date on which the written statement of the amended policy is published.

(5) In formulating or reviewing their policy under paragraph (1), an employing authority shall–

(a)have regard to the extent to which the exercise of their discretionary powers, unless properly limited, could lead to a serious loss of confidence in the public service; and

(b)be satisfied that the policy is workable, affordable and reasonable having regard to the foreseeable costs..

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