Budget (Scotland) Act 2018

Publication Date:January 01, 2018
 
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Budget (Scotland) Act 2018

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An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision, for financial year 2018/19, for the use of resources by the Scottish Administration and certain bodies whose expenditure is payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund, for the maximum amounts of borrowing by certain statutory bodies and for authorising the payment of sums out of the Fund; to make provision, for financial year 2019/20, for authorising the payment of sums out of the Fund on a temporary basis; and for connected purposes.

[28 March 2018]

1 Financial year 2018/19

PART 1

Financial year 2018/19

Use of resources etc.

Use of resources etc.

S-1 The Scottish Administration

1 The Scottish Administration

(1) The Scottish Administration may use resources in financial year 2018/19 for the purposes specified in column 1 of schedule 1—

(a)

in the case of resources other than accruing resources, up to the amounts specified in the corresponding entries in column 2 of that schedule,

(b)

in the case of accruing resources, up to the amounts specified in the corresponding entries in column 3 of that schedule.

(2) Despite paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (1), the resources which may be used for a purpose specified in column 1 may exceed the amount specified in the corresponding entry in column 2 or (as the case may be) column 3 if—

(a)

in the case of resources other than accruing resources, the first condition is met,

(b)

in the case of accruing resources, the second condition is met.

(3) The first condition is that the total resources (other than accruing resources) used in financial year 2018/19 for all purposes specified in column 1 does not exceed the total of the amounts specified in column 2.

(4) The second condition is that the total accruing resources used in financial year 2018/19 for all purposes specified in column 1 does not exceed the total of the amounts specified in column 3.

S-2 Direct-funded bodies

2 Direct-funded bodies

(1) A direct-funded body may use resources in financial year 2018/19 for the purposes specified in column 1 of schedule 2 in relation to the body.

(2) Resources other than accruing resources may be used for those purposes up to the amounts specified in the corresponding entries in column 2 of that schedule.

(3) Accruing resources may be used for those purposes up to the amounts specified in the corresponding entries in column 3 of that schedule.

S-3 Borrowing by statutory bodies

3 Borrowing by statutory bodies

In schedule 3, the amounts set out in column 2 are the amounts specified for financial year 2018/19 for the purposes of the enactments listed in the corresponding entries in column 1 (which make provision as to the net borrowing of the statutory bodies mentioned in that column).

The Scottish Consolidated Fund

The Scottish Consolidated Fund

S-4 Overall cash authorisations

4 Overall cash authorisations

(1) For the purposes of section 4(2) of the PFA Act 2000, the overall cash authorisations for financial year 2018/19 are as follows.

(2) In relation to the Scottish Administration, £35,868,690,000.

(3) In relation to the direct-funded bodies—

(a)

the Forestry Commissioners, £63,673,000,

(b)

the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, £89,775,000,

(c)

Audit Scotland, £6,764,000.

S-5 Contingency payments

5 Contingency payments

(1) This section applies where, in financial year 2018/19, it is proposed to pay out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund under section 65(1)(c) of the Scotland Act 1998—

(a)

for or in connection with expenditure of the Scottish Administration, a sum which does not fall within the amount specified in section 4(2) in relation to it, or

(b)

for or in connection with expenditure of a direct-funded body, a sum which does not fall within the amount specified in section 4(3) in relation to the body.

(2) The sum may be paid out of the Fund only if its payment is authorised by the Scottish Ministers.

(3) The Scottish Ministers may authorise payment of the sum only if they consider that—

(a)

the payment is necessarily required in the public interest to meet urgent expenditure for a purpose falling within section 65(2) of the Scotland Act 1998, and

(b)

it is not reasonably practicable, for reasons of urgency, to amend the overall cash authorisation by regulations under section 7.

(4) But the Scottish Ministers must not authorise payment of the sum if it would result in an excess of sums paid out of the Fund over sums paid into the Fund.

(5) The aggregate amount of the sums which the Scottish Ministers may authorise to be paid out of the Fund under this section must not exceed £50,000,000.

(6) Where the Scottish Ministers authorise a payment under this section they must, as soon as possible, lay before the Scottish Parliament a report setting out the circumstances of the authorisation and why they considered it to be necessary.

2 Financial year 2019/20

PART 2

Financial year 2019/20

S-6 Emergency arrangements

6 Emergency arrangements

(1) This section applies if, at the beginning of financial year 2019/20, there is no overall cash authorisation for that year for the purposes of section 4(2) of the PFA Act 2000.

(2) Until there is in force a Budget Act providing such authorisation, there is to be taken to be an overall cash authorisation for each calendar month of that year in relation to each of—

(a)

the Scottish Administration,

(b)

the direct-funded bodies,

of an amount determined under subsection (3).

(3) That amount is whichever is the greater of—

(a)

one-twelfth of the amount specified in section 4(2) or (3) in relation to the Scottish Administration or (as the case may be) the direct-funded body in question,

(b)

the amount paid out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund under section 65(1)(c) of the Scotland Act 1998 in the corresponding calendar month of financial year 2018/19 for or in connection with expenditure of the Scottish Administration or (as the case may be) that direct-funded body.

(4) Section 4 of the PFA Act 2000 has effect accordingly.

(5) This section is subject to any provision made by a Budget Act for financial year 2019/20.

3 Miscellaneous

PART 3

Miscellaneous

Amendment and repeal

Amendment and repeal

S-7 Budget revision regulations

7 Budget revision regulations

(1) The Scottish Ministers may by regulations amend—

(a)

the amounts specified in section 4(2) and (3),

(b)

schedules 1 to 3.

(2) Regulations under this section are subject to the affirmative procedure.

S-8 Repeal of spent provisions

8 Repeal of spent provisions

Part 2 (financial year 2018/19) of the Budget (Scotland) Act 2017 is repealed.

Final provisions

Final provisions

S-9 Interpretation

9 Interpretation

(1) In this Act, the “PFA Act 2000” means the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000.

(2) References in this Act to accruing resources in relation to the Scottish Administration or a direct-funded body are to such resources accruing to the Administration or (as the case may be) that body in financial year 2018/19.

(3) References in this Act to the direct-funded bodies are to the bodies listed in section 4(3) (and references to a direct-funded body are to any of those bodies).

(4) Except where otherwise expressly provided, expressions used in this Act and in the PFA Act 2000 have the same meanings in this Act as they have in that Act.

S-10 Commencement

10 Commencement

This Act comes into force on the day after Royal Assent.

S-11 Short title

11 Short title

The short title of this Act is the Budget (Scotland) Act 2018.

SCHEDULE 1

(introduced by section 1)

THE SCOTTISH ADMINISTRATION

Purposes

Amount of resources (other than accruing resources)

Amount of accruing resources

£

£

1. Through their Culture, Tourism and External Affairs portfolio, for use by the Scottish Ministers on: support for the arts, culture and creativity in Scotland; cultural organisations; the creative industries; central government grants to non-departmental public bodies, local authorities and other bodies and organisations; tourism; international relations; protecting Scotland’s place in Europe; development assistance; Historic Environment Scotland.

292,200,000

45,000,000

2. Through their Finance and the Constitution portfolio, for use by the Scottish Ministers on: the running and capital costs of the Scottish Public Pensions Agency; expenditure on committees, commissions and other portfolio services; expenditure on corporate and central services; expenditure on protocol; costs associated with referendums; expenditure on strategic communications with various audiences; funding to support delivery of parliamentary elections; funding of the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland; funding to support delivery of local government elections; support for the running costs of the Scottish Futures Trust Limited.

159,767,000

20,000,000

3. Through their Health and Sport portfolio, for use by the Scottish Ministers on: hospital and community health services; family health services, including local GP practices, pharmacy, dental and ophthalmic services; community care; mental health services; capital investment; health and social care integration outcomes framework; delivery of services by digital means and communication (eHealth); care, support and rights; early years; other health services; the Independent Living Fund Scotland; the Mental Welfare Commission; the Care Inspectorate; sportscotland; physical activity.

13,670,265,000

2,050,000,000

4. Through their Education and Skills portfolio, for use by the Scottish Ministers on: schools; training and development of teachers; educational research, development and promotion; the Gaelic language; Bòrd na Gàidhlig; Gaelic Media Service (MG Alba); qualifications, assessment and skills; funding of Education Scotland, Disclosure Scotland and Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland; childcare, including care for vulnerable children; youth work, including youth justice and associated social work services; central government grants to local authorities; grant in aid for the Scottish Further and...

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