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Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

General Purpose

10.This section makes provision for temporary arrangements for authorising the use of resources in any financial year where a Budget Act has not been agreed by the start of that financial year. This is to enable the Scottish Administration and other bodies dependent on funding derived from the Scottish Consolidated Fund to continue to provide services on an interim basis until a Budget Act can be enacted. Parallel provisions for the use of cash will be included in Budget Acts.

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Text created by the Scottish Government to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Acts of the Scottish Parliament except those which result from Budget Bills.


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