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Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015

Grants towards Part 3A community bodies’ liabilities to pay compensation

289.The new section 97U provides that Ministers may, in certain limited circumstances, pay a grant to a Part 3A community body to assist it in meeting the compensation it has to pay in connection with its exercise of a right to buy.

290.Subsection (2) specifies the circumstances in which payment of such a grant would be permitted and subsection (3) makes it clear that Ministers are not bound to pay a grant even when all the circumstances specified arise.

291.Subsection (4) provides that payment of a grant may be subject to conditions including conditions relating to repayment in the event of a breach.

292.Subsection (5) provides that a grant may be paid only if the Part 3A community body applies for it, and subsection (6) provides that the form of the application and the application procedure shall be as Ministers specify in regulations.

293.Subsection (7) provides that Ministers must issue their decision on an application for a grant in writing and, where that decision is to refuse to pay a grant, include the reasons for that refusal. Subsection (8) provides that Ministers’ decision on whether to pay a grant or not is final.

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