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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
You asked us to confirm whether it is Scottish Government policy that schools will no longer accept cash payments. You also asked us if this policy is in place that we could confirm whether an Equality Impact Assessment was carried out and, if an Equality Impact Assessment was not carried out, to explain why it was not felt necessary to do so.
The Scottish Government has no policy in place which states that cash payments cannot be made directly to schools. Administration of payments to school is a matter for Education Authorities.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House