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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-16704: Gordon Lindhurst (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 17 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what factors it has taken into account regarding its plans to increase removal fees for vehicles involved in accidents or that have broken down.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 29 May 2018

The charges for the removal, storage and disposal of vehicles were last reviewed in 2005, and since then inflationary and operational costs of this work have increased. The Scottish Government believes that it is now time to review these charges to ensure that they are fair both to those carrying out the recoveries and to those whose vehicles are being recovered. The Government is therefore currently holding a public consultation, to ensure that interested parties have the chance to feed in their views. Chapter 6 of the consultation paper sets out a range of factors that have been taken into account in developing the proposals for revised charges, including suggestions for changes made by stakeholders.