Commentary of Sections

Section 4 – Abolition of housing support grants

18.This section removes the requirements in the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987(7) on the Scottish Ministers to pay housing support grants to local authorities. These grants are payable by the Scottish Ministers to assist local authorities to meet reasonable housing needs in their areas. Section 4 removes the legislative requirement to pay such grants from 1 April 2013. Two consequential changes to other legislation are also made.