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Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

Subsection (3)

55.This provision requires Audit Scotland to ensure that the charges received by them under subsection (1) are broadly equivalent to the expenditure incurred by them in connection with the activities in respect of which the charges are imposed, taking one year with another. The provision is intended to ensure that excessive charges cannot be levied, and equally that sufficient funds are received to cover costs. But it also recognises that income and expenditure in any single financial year may not be precisely equal, by allowing for income and expenditure to be considered over a period of years.

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