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Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Act 2020

Section 16: Consequential modifications

97.Section 16 of the Act sets out further consequential amendments to the 2014 Act.

98.These are minor amendments, consequential on changes made to section 18 of the 2014 Act. They revise references throughout the 2014 Act to an “extra judge”, which currently indicate that this position exists in the Upper Tribunal only. The amendments reflect that, under the new and amended provisions, the position of “extra judge” will now exist in both the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal. These changes are required to allow for the improved flexibility to use judiciary from outside Scotland provided for in section 15.

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