The Budget (Scotland) Act 2018 Amendment Regulations 2019

JurisdictionScotland
CitationSSI 2019/117

2019 No. 117

Public Finance And Accountability

The Budget (Scotland) Act 2018 Amendment Regulations 2019

Made 21th March 2019

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1(1)

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 7(1) of the Budget (Scotland) Act 20181and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 7(2) of that Act, a draft of these Regulations has been laid before and approved by resolution of the Scottish Parliament.

S-1 Citation, commencement and interpretation

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Budget (Scotland) Act 2018 Amendment Regulations 2019 and come into force on the day after the day on which they are made.

(2) In these Regulations, “the Act” means the Budget (Scotland) Act 2018.

S-2 Amendment of amounts specified in section 4 (overall cash authorisations)

Amendment of amounts specified in section 4 (overall cash authorisations)

2. In section 4 of the Act, for the amount specified—

(a) in subsection (2) (the Scottish Administration), substitute “£36,060,588,000”,

(b) in subsection (3)(a) (the Forestry Commissioners), substitute “£68,773,000”, and

(c) in subsection (3)(b) (the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body), substitute “£89,878,000”.

S-3 Amendment of schedule 1 (the Scottish Administration)

Amendment of schedule 1 (the Scottish Administration)

3.—(1) The table in schedule 1 to the Act is amended as follows.

(2) In column 1 (purposes)—

(a)

(a) in relation to purpose 2—

(i) after the words “Accountant in Bankruptcy”, insert “the Building Scotland Fund;”,

(ii) at the end, insert “; Digital Strategy; expenditure in relation to the Office of the Chief Statistician; funding for employment support programmes, learning opportunities, workforce development and supporting fair work principles.”,

(b)

(b) in relation to purpose 4—

(i) for “childcare, including care for vulnerable children” substitute “funding expansion of early learning and childcare; child protection and care for looked after and vulnerable children;”,

(ii) after the words “associated social work services”, insert “early intervention funding for the third sector through the Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention and Adult Learning and Empowering Communities Fund; running costs of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry; running costs of the Care Review;”,

(iii) after the words “Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland”, insert “and the promotion of science;”.

(c)

(c) in relation to purpose 7—

(i) omit “expenditure in relation to the Office of the Chief Statistician;”,

(ii) for “central government grants to local authorities;” substitute “city region and growth deals;”.

(d)

(d) In relation to purpose 8, for the text of the purpose substitute “Through their Communities and Local Government portfolio, for use by the Scottish Ministers on: operational and administrative costs; financial support to local authorities in Scotland including the guaranteed combined general revenue grant and non-domestic rates income and a general capital grant; other local authority capital grants for specific purposes including Vacant and Derelict Land Fund (VDLF) and spend-to-save scheme; housing support grant; other services, including discretionary payments under the Bellwin scheme covering floods, storms and other emergencies; grant assistance and funding of strategic contracts to increase the resilience and capacity of third sector organisations; planning; architecture; building standards; housing subsidies and guarantees; funding for domestic energy efficiency, insulation and refurbishment...

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