Explanatory Notes

Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012

2012 asp 8

7 August 2012

The Act – Section by Section

Part 1 – Police Reform

Chapter 14 – Grants

88.This Chapter provides for the payment of grants and replaces the current arrangement whereby funding of the police is shared between the Scottish Ministers and local authorities. Section 88 allows the Scottish Ministers to make grants to the SPA. Such grants may be subject to conditions. Section 89 allows grants or financial assistance to be made to other persons for the purposes of providing services to or otherwise assisting or supporting the SPA or the Police Service in the carrying out of the SPA’s functions or police functions. A grant or financial assistance may only be given under this section where it would be necessary or expedient for promoting the efficiency or effectiveness of, or securing best value for, the SPA or the Police Service, and is subject to any conditions specified by the Scottish Ministers.