Announcement

Scotland Act 2012 available online

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The new Scotland Act brings about the largest ever transfer of financial powers to Scotland since the creation of the UK.

The Scotland Act, which received Royal Assent on  Tuesday 1 May, is now available online.

You can see the legislation as enacted here.

You can download a copy of the Act [PDF].

The new Scotland Act brings about the largest ever transfer of financial powers to Scotland since the creation of the UK.

The change means the Scottish government will have to make decisions on how best to use the significant new powers for the benefit of the people of Scotland.