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Scotland Act 2016

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16Assignment of VAT

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(1)The Scotland Act 1998 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 64 (Scottish Consolidated Fund), after subsection (2) insert—

(2A)The Secretary of State shall in accordance with section 64A pay into the Fund out of money provided by Parliament any amounts payable under that section.

(3)After that section insert—

64AAssignment of VAT

(1)Where there is an agreement between the Treasury and the Scottish Ministers for identifying an amount agreed to represent the standard rate VAT attributable to Scotland for any period (“the agreed standard rate amount”), the amount described in subsection (3) is payable under this section in respect of that period.

(2)Where there is an agreement between the Treasury and the Scottish Ministers for identifying an amount agreed to represent the reduced rate VAT attributable to Scotland for that period (“the agreed reduced rate amount”), the amount described in subsection (4) is payable under this section in respect of that period.

(3)The amount payable in accordance with subsection (1) is the amount obtained by multiplying the agreed standard rate amount by—

where SR is the number of percentage points in the rate at which value added tax is charged under section 2(1) of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 for the period.

(4)The amount payable in accordance with subsection (2) is the amount obtained by multiplying the agreed reduced rate amount by—

where RR is the number of percentage points in the rate at which value added tax is charged under section 29A(1) of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 for the period.

(5)The payment of those amounts under section 64(2A) is to be made in accordance with any agreement between the Treasury and the Scottish Ministers as to the time of the payment or otherwise.

(4)The Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act 2005 is amended as follows.

(5)In subsection (2) of section 18 (confidentiality: exceptions) omit “or” after paragraph (i), and after paragraph (j) insert , or

(k)which is made in connection with (or with anything done with a view to) the making or implementation of an agreement referred to in section 64A(1) or (2) of the Scotland Act 1998 (assignment of VAT).

(6)After that subsection insert—

(2A)Information disclosed in reliance on subsection (2)(k) may not be further disclosed without the consent of the Commissioners (which may be general or specific).

(7)In section 19 (wrongful disclosure) in subsections (1) and (8) after “18(1)” insert “or (2A)”.

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