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Local Government in Scotland Act 2003

Section 2 – Considerations bearing on performance of duty under section 1

12.Section 2 requires local authorities to have regard to any guidance issued by the Scottish Ministers to support the duty of Best Value. Prior to issuing guidance the Scottish Ministers are required to consult associations of local authorities and whomever else they think appropriate.

13.Unless they conflict with the guidance produced by the Scottish Ministers, local authorities will also be expected to have regard to arrangements which are generally accepted within Scotland as constituting proper arrangements for securing Best Value, because they are described as such in commonly accepted or endorsed guidance or Codes of Practice.

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