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Referendums (Scotland) Act 2020

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Donations from permissible donors

41(1)The statement must record, in relation to each relevant donation falling within sub-paragraph (3) which is accepted by the permitted participant—

(a)the amount of the donation (if a donation of money, in cash or otherwise) or (in any other case) the nature of the donation and its value as determined in accordance with paragraph 34,

(b)the date when the donation was accepted by the permitted participant, and

(c)the information about the donor which is, in connection with recordable donations to registered parties, required to be recorded in donation reports by virtue of paragraph 2 of schedule 6 of the 2000 Act or, where the donor is within any of paragraphs (i) to (l) of paragraph 1(2), the information mentioned in sub-paragraph (2).

(2)The information to be recorded in the case of a donor within any of paragraphs (i) to (l) of paragraph 1(2) is—

(a)in the case of a body within paragraph 1(2)(i) (body incorporated by Royal Charter)—

(i)the name of the body, and

(ii)the address of its main office in the United Kingdom,

(b)in the case of a body within paragraph 1(2)(j) or (k) (charitable incorporated organisation)—

(i)the name of the body, and

(ii)the address of its principal office,

(c)in the case of a body within paragraph 1(2)(l) (Scottish partnership)—

(i)the name of the body, and

(ii)the address of its main office in the United Kingdom.

(3)Sub-paragraph (1) applies to a relevant donation where—

(a)the value of the donation exceeds £7,500, or

(b)the value of it and any other relevant benefit or benefits exceeds that amount.

(4)In sub-paragraph (3)(b) “relevant benefit” means any relevant donation or regulated transaction (within the meaning of paragraph 46(4)) made by or entered into with the person who made the donation.

(5)The statement must also record the total value of any relevant donations, other than those falling within sub-paragraph (3), which are accepted by the permitted participant.

(6)In the case of a donation made by an individual who has an anonymous entry in an electoral register, if the statement states that the permitted participant has seen evidence that the individual has such an anonymous entry, the statement must be accompanied by a copy of the evidence.

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