Frequently Asked Questions - What will happen to the money recovered from criminals through proceeds of crime legislation in an independent Scotland?
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Westminster currently places a cap of £30 million per year on the amount of money recovered from criminals that can be retained by the Scottish Government and used to reinvest in communities in Scotland. Westminster has refused requests to remove that cap.
In an independent Scotland there will be no cap. This means that all money recovered from criminals will be available to be reinvested in communities across Scotland.
Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.