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Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act 2020

Social care staff support fund

30.Paragraph 7 makes provision to require the Scottish Ministers to establish a social care staff support fund as soon as is possible when the Act comes into force. Paragraph 7(2) sets out what the fund is to be used for. The Scottish Ministers must use the fund to provide financial assistance to workers in the social care sector who have a restricted ability to work due to coronavirus and, as a result of that, have a reduced income and consequently are experiencing, or would experience, financial hardship.

31.Paragraphs 7(3) to (7) require the Scottish Minsters to make further provision by regulations about the establishment, maintenance and administration of the fund. Those regulations are subject to made affirmative procedure. This means the regulations will come into force when they are made (ie signed) and will cease to have effect 28 days after being made, if the Scottish Parliament does not approve them within that period.

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