Definitions for "Special Account"
a mechanism used to record amounts in the Consolidated Revenue Fund that are set aside for a particular purpose
an account in the general fund where the authorization to spend money from the account is located in an Act other than a Supply Act. 1.3
Balances existing within the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) that are supported by standing appropriations (Financial Management and Accountability (FMA) Act 1997, ss.20 and 21). Special accounts allow money in the CRF to be acknowledged as set-aside (hypothecated) for a particular purpose. Amounts credited to a Special Account may only be spent for the purposes of the Special Account. Special Accounts can only be established by a written determination of the Finance Minister (s.20 FMA Act) or through an Act of Parliament (referred to in s.21 of the FMA Act).