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Prescription (Scotland) Act 2018

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Section 16 – Consequential modifications

59.This section removes an amendment to the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973 Act (“the 1973 Act”) made in the recent Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 (“the 2018 Act”) and the provision in the 2018 Act making that amendment. The amendment inserted a new provision into schedule 1 of the 1973 Act making recovery of devolved social security overpayments subject to a five-year prescription period. Such recovery will fall under the general rule contained at section 3.

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