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Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act 2020

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All reference to 'Parts' and 'sections' are from the Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act 2020. For other versions of these Explanatory Notes, see More Resources.

  1. Introduction

  2. Purpose

  3. Detail about Provisions

    1. Meaning of “coronavirus”

    2. Advancement of equality and non-discrimination

    3. Subordinate legislation making powers

    4. Suspension, revival and expiry of the provisions of the Act

    5. Reporting requirements

    6. Ancillary provision

    7. Commencement

    8. Schedule 1: Protection of the individual

      1. Student residential tenancy: termination by tenant

      2. Tenancies: pre-action requirements for order for possession or eviction order on ground of rent arrears

      3. Carer’s allowance supplement

      4. Social care staff support fund

      5. Bankruptcy

      6. Mental health: named person nomination

      7. Care Homes

      8. Powers to purchase care home services and care at home providers

      9. Care homes: further provision

      10. Marriage and civil partnership

    9. Schedule 2: Operation of the justice system

      1. Criminal proceedings: extension of time limits

      2. Arrangements for the custody of persons detained at police stations

      3. Expiry of undertaking under section 25(2)(a) of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

      4. Proceeds of crime: extension of permitted period for purpose of confiscation order

      5. Proceeds of crime: time limits for payment of confiscation orders

      6. Replacement of requirement for intimation on walls of court, etc.

    10. Schedule 3: Reports, accounts and other documents

      1. Reports, etc. under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009

      2. Accounts of registered social landlords

      3. Accounts under the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

      4. Housing (Scotland) Act 1987: statement under section 33B

    11. Schedule 4: Other measures in response to coronavirus

      1. UEFA European Championship

      2. Listed buildings and conservation areas: consents

      3. Register of Inhibitions

      4. Register of judgments

      5. Care services: giving of notices by the Care Inspectorate

      6. Land and buildings transaction tax: additional amount

      7. Non-domestic rates relief

      8. Execution of Documents, Etc.

      9. Freedom of information

      10. Low emission zones

      11. Council tax: exempt dwellings

      12. Traffic Regulation

      13. Restriction on giving grant to businesses connected to tax havens

  4. Parliamentary History

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