12.1 DWP and the Scottish Ministers will abide by the principles of audit and accountability as set out in the jointly agreed document Scottish Devolution: A Framework for Audit and Accountability, as referenced in Section 4 (Derivation) of this agreement.
12.2 DWP and the Scottish Ministers remain subject to their overall existing accountabilities to the UK and Scottish Parliaments, and their associated audit bodies.
12.3 DWP and the Scottish Ministers will abide by the principles in the Agreement between the Scottish Government and the United Kingdom Government on the Scottish Government's fiscal framework as referenced in Section 4 (Derivation) of this Agreement, Paragraph 39 of which states that 'All costs incurred by the UK Government where the Scottish Government is expected to meet the costs will be subject to audit'.
12.4 In 2020/21 a new audit approach was adopted and agreed by DWP, Social Security Scotland, National Audit Office and Audit Scotland; the Special Purpose Audit Framework will be used going forward as set out in the Financial Arrangement for Formal Agreements document as referenced in section 4 (Derivation) of this agreement.
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