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Referendums (Scotland) Act 2020

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Payments etc. not to be regarded as donations

33(1)None of the following is to be regarded as a donation—

(a)any grant provided out of public funds,

(b)the provision of any rights conferred on a designated organisation (or persons authorised by a designated organisation) by virtue of—

(i)paragraph 9 or 10 (right to use rooms for public meetings), or

(ii)any enactment conferring a right to send free of charge postal communications containing matter relating to the referendum,

(c)the transmission by a broadcaster of a referendum campaign broadcast,

(d)the provision by an individual of the individual’s own services which the individual provides voluntarily in the individual’s own time and free of charge, or

(e)any interest accruing to a permitted participant in respect of any donation which is dealt with by the permitted participant in accordance with paragraph 36(3)(a) or (b).

(2)Any donation the value of which (as determined in accordance with paragraph 34) does not exceed £500 is to be disregarded.

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