The SNP has filed its annual accounts with the Electoral Fee, which means it has averted a possible high-quality for late submitting.
The Electoral Fee, which regulates get together and election finance, mentioned it had obtained the get together’s accounts on Friday earlier than the deadline.
The physique requires political events to submit their accounts to the company by 7 July, or danger being fined.
The SNP had beforehand warned the fee of the « problem » it was having find new auditors after its earlier agency, Johnston Carmichael, resigned amid the current controversy over the get together’s funds.
The SNP then appointed AMS Accountants Group as its new auditors in Might.
It’s understood AMS Accountants Group has now accomplished accounts each for the get together and for the SNP group at Westminster.
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The accounts are anticipated to be revealed by the Electoral Fee at a later date.
Mr Yousaf admitted he was unaware of Johnston Carmichael’s resignation till he grew to become get together chief following Nicola Sturgeon’s resignation.
The appointment of a brand new auditor got here following an ongoing police investigation into the SNP’s funding and funds, referring to the whereabouts of £600,000 raised by the get together for independence campaigning.
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The investigation reached a peak with the arrest and subsequent launch of Ms Sturgeon, who returned to Holyrood late final month « completely sure » that she had achieved nothing unsuitable.
« It is not been one of the best interval in my life, » she advised ready reporters.
« It is not a straightforward interval. I am not saying that for sympathy… The factor that sustains me proper now could be the knowledge that I’ve achieved nothing unsuitable. »
Stuart McDonald, an SNP MP, was appointed get together treasurer following the resignation of his predecessor Colin Beattie, who was additionally arrested and launched with out cost as a part of the probe.
Peter Murrell, the SNP’s former chief government and Ms Sturgeon’s husband, was additionally arrested and later launched with out cost.
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