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Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act 2020

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

120.Paragraph 15(1) of schedule 6 of the 2020 Act provides that Scottish Ministers may by regulations make provision modifying the effect of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000 as it applies to accounts that are required under section 19 or 20 of that Act for the financial year ending with 31 March 2021.

121.Paragraph 3 amends the 2020 Act to allow amendments to be made to the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000 in respect of the periods most likely to be affected by the coronavirus outbreak (i.e. financial years 2019/20 and 2020/2021), as part of the response to the accounting timetable disruption caused by the outbreak.

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