TOM ARTHUR MSP BACKS SCOTLAND’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE

Local SNP MSP Tom Arthur has welcomed news that the democratic case for Scotland having the ability to choose its own constitutional future has been published today in a new document.

The paper – entitled “Scotland’s Right to Choose: Putting Scotland’s Future in Scotland’s Hands” – lays out the detailed case for how and why the country should be able to have the choice of independence in a referendum.

The document includes a specific call on the UK Government to “enter discussions about the Scottish Government’s mandate for giving the people of Scotland a choice, and to agree legislation with the Scottish Government that would put beyond doubt the Scottish Parliament’s right to legislate for a referendum on independence.”

Launching the document at Bute House in Edinburgh, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:

“It is a fundamental democratic principle that decisions on Scotland’s constitutional future should rest with the people who live here.

“As this document lays out, the Scottish Government has a clear democratic mandate to offer people a choice on that future in an independence referendum, and the UK Government has a democratic duty to recognise that. Last week’s General Election has only strengthened that mandate […]

“Of course, I anticipate that in the short term we will simply hear a restatement of the UK Government’s opposition. But they should be under no illusion that this will be an end of the matter […]

 “It is for the Prime Minister to defend why he believes the UK is not a voluntary union of equal nations. It is for him to set out why he does not believe people in Scotland have the right to self-determination.

“And it is for the Prime Minister to explain why he believes it is acceptable to ignore election after election in Scotland and to over-ride a democratic mandate stronger than the one he claims for his Brexit deal.”

Renfrewshire South’s MSP said:

“This document marks an important step in Scotland’s journey towards choosing its own future, and supports an argument that I hope an increasing number of people will now unite behind.

“The people of East Renfrewshire voted overwhelmingly to reject Brexit, first in the EU referendum in 2016 and again in last week’s General Election, and it is only right that this decision be respected going forward. As the First Minister said this morning, we live in a democracy, and ultimately democracy must and will prevail.”

Kirsten Oswald, MSP for East Renfrewshire added:

“Scotland overwhelmingly rejected Boris Johnson at the ballot box, and we did not choose Brexit. It is right that the people in Scotland should decide on the kind of future they want. Boris Johnson must not stand in the way of their ability to choose.”

ENDS

Notes:

Scotland’s Right to Choose: Putting Scotland’s Future in Scotland’s Hands” is available online

AUCHENBACK ACTIVE PRAISED IN SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

Local SNP MSP Tom Arthur has praised the work and dedication of local community group, Auchenback Active.

On Wednesday (18 December), he asked Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government how the Scottish Government supports communities in tackling inequality, as well as to join him in commending the work of Auchenback Active, based at the Auchenback resource centre in Barrhead.

In her answer, the Cabinet Secretary highlighted various measures from the Scottish Government to tackle inequality. For example, in 2018, the Scottish Government invested over £1.4 billion on support directed at low-income families, including investment to deliver more affordable homes, tackle fuel poverty and support the Attainment Scotland Fund, as well as more than £100 million to mitigate the worst impacts of the UK Government’s welfare cuts.

In addition, the new £11.5 million Investing in Communities fund will provide vital support and investment to around 250 organisations to enable them to tackle poverty, inequality and rural disadvanted across our communities.

Going on to join Mr Arthur in commending Auchenback Active, the Cabinet Secretary said:

“Like Tom Arthur, I pay tribute to Auchenback Active for the work that it is clearly doing across its community and for its effort and endeavour. I wish that it did not have to make some of that effort; if only severe welfare cuts had not been imposed in too many of our communities, such work would not be necessary.

“The work of community-led organisations such as Auchenback Active is truly inspiring. They deliver tangible positive outcomes for local people, and I am happy to commend the good work that they do.”

Commenting, Renfrewshire South’s MSP said:

“The Auchenback Active group is a vital local resource that does a power of work to tackle inequality in our local community, including distributing Christmas presents so that children from across the area receive a gift over the festive period.

“I’d like to thank them for all the work they do all year round. I’m also delighted that the Cabinet Secretary has also accepted my invitation to visit the Auchenback Resource Centre next year to see the brilliant work first hand, and look forward to getting this arranged soon.”

TOM ARTHUR MSP SUPPORTS NEW DRIVE TO CURB ONLINE PUPPY SALES

BUYERS IN RENFREWSHIRE SOUTH URGED TO BOYCOTT ILLEGAL TRADE

People in Scotland are increasingly buying puppies online despite the risk of purchasing from illegal breeders, according to new research.

Almost half (45%) of people who bought a puppy in 2019 did so online, up from a quarter (25%) the previous year. One in five puppies bought through online advertising websites, where most illegal dealers operate, get sick or die within the first year, and one in four die before their fifth birthday.

Local SNP MSP Tom Arthur is urging his constituents to be vigilant when adopting a puppy and to follow the guidance recommended by the #LookBeyondCute campaign.

The campaign is asking people to #LookBeyondCute and make three ‘Pup Checks’. They are :

• look for the puppy’s mother
• look for paperwork such as vaccination and microchipping certificates
• walk away if something doesn’t seem right

Renfrewshire South’s MSP commented:

“As an owner of two pugs and, most recently, a Tibetan spaniel puppy, I’m saddened to see this new research. The scale of pets being sold online is a real cause for concern, and it is important to work to ensure sellers are not prioritising profit over animal welfare.

“Puppy farms breed misery, and that misery is being fuelled by the huge demand for puppies and facilitated through online adverts and sellers.

“All year round but particularly around Christmas, I would urge my constituents to do their research, make the key check to ensure you are buying safely, and never rush into buying a puppy. Most importantly, if something doesn’t feel right, walk away and report your concerns to the Scottish SPCA.”

“I am also happy to support the bold steps outlined in the Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill, introduced earlier this year, which will further improve Scotland’s high animal welfare standards, both in terms of protection available for animals and the enforcement of penalties for offences.

“The Bill will increase the maximum penalties for the most serious animal welfare and wildlife offences to five years and increase the maximum penalties for various other offences. These more robust and proportionate penalties for serious offences will ensure that those guilty of these heinous acts will rightly face the full force of the law.”

Mr Arthur also recently met with Dogs Trust to discuss the key issues surrounding dog welfare in Scotland and is now looking to host a Responsible Dog Ownership event for his Renfrewshire South constituents in collaboration with the charity next year. A date is yet to be announced, but the event will focus on promoting all aspects of responsible ownership, as well as offering free microchipping, nail clipping and a general assessment of a dogs health from a Dogs Trust Veterinary Nurse.

Background:

The Buy a Puppy Safely campaign is now running across cinema, video on demand, radio and online.

The first phase of the campaign launched last year contributed to a 37% increase in the number of advice calls about suspected puppy farms to the Scottish SPCA’s animal helpline. 

Research on online puppy sales was undertaken by the Kennel Club.

Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill

A consultation on the provisions included within the Bill was carried out between 1 February 2019 26 April 2019, with the analysis published on 17 July 2019.

Images attached: Tom Arthur MSP supporting SSPCA’s campaign at the Scottish Parliament.

20th December 2019

Before entering a new year – and a new decade – I’m reflecting on a very busy month both at the Scottish Parliament and in Renfrewshire South. It would be difficult to begin anywhere other than last week’s General Election, which saw an overwhelmingly positive result for the SNP in Scotland.

I am delighted that my outstanding colleagues Mhairi Black and Gavin Newlands for Paisley and Renfrewshire North were reelected with overwhelming majorities in Renfrewshire. And I am ecstatic that Kirsten Oswald – SNP is back as MP for East Renfrewshire. I’m very much looking forward to continuing to work with each of them and our brilliant local councillors in 2020 and beyond. It’s an honour to work alongside them as part of the SNP team representing the communities of Renfrewshire South and I wish them all well at Westminster.

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Towards the end of last month, the Finance and Constitution Committee began scrutiny of the Referendums (Scotland) Bill, which reached Stage 3 this week. I voted in favour of an amendment that would give the Scottish Parliament the ability to choose to extend the life of a question assessed by the Electoral Commission from one parliamentary term to two.

I was happy to appear on Politics Scotland later on and discuss the Bill. It is clear that, while the SNP strives to put Scotland’s future in Scotland’s hands, the Tories are intent on denying giving people the right to choose their own future.

They know support for independence is growing, and they know that in a future referendum people will vote yes. They want to deny the people of Scotland that democratic choice.

On 3 December, I spoke in a debate on Scottish Government support for veterans and the armed forces community in Scotland, during which I took the opportunity to commend all those involved in the Remembrance Sunday services across Renfrewshire South last month, as well as the work of Scottish War Blinded at their Hawkhead Centre.

The contribution that veterans make transcends any one particular time period and it is vital that that everyone continues to work in partnership across the Scottish public, private and charitable sectors to ensure that the Armed Forces community receives the best possible support and access to services across Scotland.

I was delighted to convene a busy meeting of the Cross-Party Group on Social Enterprise at the Scottish Parliament on 4 December.

We had an interesting discussion on the topic of “Scotland’s next Action Plan for Social Enterprise 2020-23”, and I’m very much looking forward to continued work with Social Enterprise Scotland. That week, I also convened CPG meetings on Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses and on Music. While the following week, I chaired the most recent meeting of the CPG on Carers.

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Also on 4 December, it was great to meet with Headway – the brain injury association at their Scottish Parliament exhibition to find out more about brain injury and hidden disability and to discuss the Cross-Party Group I convene on Carers.

A brain injury can have devastating consequences, affecting every aspect of life. Headway does vital work to improve life after brain injury – promoting understanding and providing information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their families and carers. Find out more here.

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Later that day, I had a productive meeting with Leonard Cheshire in Scotland to catch up on their recent project developments. The organisation supports individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability, and I’m looking forward to supporting their employment and digital skills programmes across Renfrewshire South.

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That Friday, I held a festive coffee morning in his Johnstone constituency office on Friday afternoon, with visitors helping money for local charity St. Vincent’s Hospice. I also presented Carol-Anne Lamont, Fundraising Manager at the Hospice, with a cheque for £100 I had previously raised.

St. Vincent’s is a specialist provider of care for people and families in Renfrewshire and beyond who are affected by life-limiting conditions. The sum will help the Hospice continue providing the best possible specialist palliative care and support across the community.  

Each year, the Hospice relies on voluntary donations and fundraising efforts for more than half of their funds to make this possible.

It was great to get so many people from the local area together in aid of such an important cause. I’d like to thank everyone who came along to offer kind donations and delicious home baking, and my staff for all of their hard work in arranging a great event. I’m very grateful to everyone who supported us, everything raised will go towards supporting the Hospice’s vital work.

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On Wednesday afternoon during Portfolio Questions, I asked Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government Aileen Campbell MSP to join me in thanking Auchenback Active, based at Auchenback Resource Centre in Barrhead, for the power of work they do to tackle inequality in the local community – including distributing Christmas presents so that children across the area receive a gift over the festive period.

I was delighted that the Cabinet Secretary also accepted my invitation to visit the centre next year to see the brilliant work first hand, and look forward to getting this arranged soon.

This Thursday, we had some adorable visitors at the Scottish Parliament to help promote the need to eradicate the illegal puppy trade. People in Scotland are increasingly buying puppies online despite the risk of purchasing from illegal breeders, according to new research.

Almost half (45%) of people who bought a puppy in 2019 did so online, up from a quarter (25%) the previous year. One in five puppies bought through online advertising websites, where most illegal dealers operate, get sick or die within the first year, and one in four die before their fifth birthday.

As an owner of two pugs and, most recently, a Tibetan spaniel puppy, I’m saddened to see this new research. The scale of pets being sold online is a real cause for concern, and it is important to work to ensure sellers are not prioritising profit over animal welfare.

Puppy farms breed misery, and that misery is being fuelled by the huge demand for puppies and facilitated through online adverts and sellers.

All year round but particularly around Christmas, I would urge my constituents to do their research, make the key check to ensure you are buying safely, and never rush into buying a puppy. Most importantly, if something doesn’t feel right, walk away and report your concerns to the Scottish SPCA.

I also recently met with Dogs Trust to discuss the key issues surrounding dog welfare in Scotland and am now looking to host a Responsible Dog Ownership event for my Renfrewshire South constituents in collaboration with the charity next year. A date is yet to be announced, but the event will focus on promoting all aspects of responsible ownership, as well as offering free microchipping, nail clipping and a general assessment of a dog’s health from a Dogs Trust Veterinary Nurse.

Finally, I hope that everyone in Renfrewshire South has a lovely Christmas and is looking forward to welcoming a New Year filled with joy and opportunity.

As well as a time for celebration, this is also a time to reflect and to help those who may be alone at this time of year. I would encourage all in Renfrewshire South to offer compassion and support to vulnerable neighbours and those who are without their loved ones this Christmas.

We are lucky to have so many groups and organisations across Renfrewshire South working tirelessly all year for the good of our communities, and I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who gives their time to these positive causes.

I’d like to thank everyone from who took part in my 2019 Christmas card competition, which this year had a theme of “what Christmas means to you”. It was great to receive so many responses and I was hugely impressed by the wealth of talent and creativity on display in our local primary schools.

As we move into another period of wintry weather it is also important to thank members of the health and emergency services, postal workers and everyone working over the festive period doing everything they can to serve our communities – especially in difficult conditions.

So, as we enjoy the festivities and look to the future, let’s start the decade as we mean to go on – with a spirit of inclusivity and optimism – and come back ready to hit the ground running.

Wishing you all the best over the festive period!

CIVIC SOCIETY TO DISCUSS SCOTLAND’S FUTURE

Representatives from across Scottish society are to be invited by the Scottish Government to identify responses to the UK election result, and to the prospect of Scotland being removed from the European Union against its will.

The discussions with groups from across civic society will include trades unions, the business community, local government, and religious and minority groups.

The meetings will echo those held after the Brexit referendum in 2016, and will identify how, within the Scottish Parliament’s current powers, Scotland responds to the impact of UK Government actions including the imminent prospect of a damaging Brexit.

In a statement to the Scottish Parliament today, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said all parts of Scottish life need to discuss the urgent challenges facing the nation.

Local SNP MSP Tom Arthur has slammed Jackson Carlaw’s “ignorant” questioning following the statement. Despite the overwhelming SNP victory in Scotland, Mr Carlaw said that “this election has confirmed beyond doubt or debate is that the whole of the United Kingdom together will be leaving the European Union at the end of next month” and that Brexit is now a “political reality for us all”.

In her response, the First Minister said:

“For Jackson Carlaw to stand up in this chamber and gloat about the fact that every part of the UK will be leaving the UK together is a disgrace.

“It is a democratic disgrace that Scotland faces being dragged out of the EU against our will. That is why we should have a choice over a better future, and if the Scottish Conservatives had any respect whatsoever for democracy, that’s exactly what we would have.”

Commenting, Tom Arthur MSP said:

“The stance Mr Carlaw has taken is one of utter ignorance. Last week, people across East Renfrewshire voted overwhelmingly to elect Kirsten Oswald as their MP and, in doing so, to reject Brexit and a UK Government led by Boris Johnson’s Tories. This decision cannot be overlooked or ignored.

“This afternoon, Mr Carlaw spoke of breaking “the cycle of uncertainty that has hung over Scotland for so long” by delivering Brexit when, in reality, this uncertainty has been imposed on us by a UK Government determined to undermine Scotland’s voice and right to choose.”

East Renfrewshire’s MP Kirsten Oswald added:

“It is deeply disappointing to see the gung-ho approach of Jackson Carlaw’s Scottish Tories, apparently content to see Boris Johnson drag us out of the EU regardless of the views of the Scottish electorate, or the consequences for our communities. Mr Carlaw’s recent enthusiasm for Brexit is baffling, and it is difficult to fathom what can have changed his mind so radically. He cannot simply ignore the outcome of the General Election because it does not suit him.”

TOM ARTHUR MSP BRINGS COMMUNITY TOGETHER IN AID OF ST VINCENT’S HOSPICE

Renfrewshire South MSP Tom Arthur held a festive coffee morning in his Johnstone constituency office on Friday afternoon (06 December), with visitors helping money for local charity St. Vincent’s Hospice. Mr Arthur also presented Carol-Anne Lamont, Fundraising Manager at the Hospice, with a cheque for £100 he had previously raised.

St. Vincent’s is a specialist provider of care for people and families in Renfrewshire and beyond who are affected by life-limiting conditions. The sum will help the Hospice continue providing the best possible specialist palliative care and support across the community.  

Each year, the Hospice relies on voluntary donations and fundraising efforts for more than half of their funds to make this possible.

Organiser Tom Arthur MSP said:

“It was great to get so many people from the local area together in aid of such an important cause.

“I’d like to thank everyone who came along to offer kind donations and delicious home baking, and my staff for all of their hard work in arranging a great event.

“I’m very grateful to everyone who supported us, everything raised will go towards supporting the Hospice’s vital work.”

Anyone looking to host their own fundraising event in aid of St. Vincent’s hospice can find out more here: http://www.svh.co.uk/fundraising/community-fundraising.

TOM ARTHUR MSP WELCOMES ANNOUNCEMENT OF FIREWORK REVIEW GROUP MEMBERSHIP

Group to consider restrictions on fireworks use.

Local SNP MSP Tom Arthur has welcomed news that an expert group including police and animal protection representatives have met for the first time to consider restricting the use of fireworks.

Following widespread public support to reduce the negative impact of fireworks, the group will consider available options to restrict the use of fireworks on private property and the times at which they can be let off.

The full membership of the Firework Review Group has been announced by Community Safety Minister Ash Denham.

Commenting, Tom Arthur MSP said:

“After Bonfire Night last month, I am all the more aware that people across Renfrewshire South want to see a ban on the public sale of fireworks.

“People are understandably calling for an end to the unnecessary stress caused to friends, family, neighbours and pets by inconsiderate individuals who, despite repeated public information campaigns, continue to use fireworks irresponsibly.

“This group will have a vital role in informing the future approach to fireworks in Scotland and will now consider how best to use the powers at Scotland’s disposal to ensure fireworks are used safely and do not cause harm, distress or serious injury.”

Former Chief Fire Officer and Chair of the group Ali Hay said:

“I am pleased to take on the role of chair of the review group to consider the options we have available, and I look forward to working with all members of the group to develop our recommendations on what change is needed.

“The work of the group will play an important role in ensuring everyone is able to enjoy fireworks safely and appropriately and minimise any inappropriate or dangerous use.”

ENDS

Background

The Scottish Government’s Fireworks Action Plan Promoting the Safe and Appropriate Use of Fireworks in Scotland was launched earlier this year and sets out a number of action points to reduce the negative impact of fireworks.

The full membership of the Firework Review Group is:

  • Chair – Alasdair Hay
  • the British Firework Association
  • the British Veterinary Association
  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Police Scotland
  • the Scottish Community Safety Network
  • the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • Glasgow City Council (Licencing)
  • the Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • the City of Edinburgh Council (Trading Standards)
  • Veterans Scotland
  • the British Pyrotechnics Association
  • Community Action Blackburn
  • CoSLA

The group will operate for a period of up to nine months and will present its final recommendations to Ministers in Summer 2020.

The Scottish Government’s consultation on fireworks ran for 14 weeks and 16,420 responses were received. It found:

  • 94% of people want to see tighter controls on the sale of fireworks
  • 93% want to see stronger regulations to ensure animals are not caused unnecessary suffering as a result of fireworks misuse
  • 92% feel there should be tighter controls on fireworks use
  • 87% would support an outright ban on the sale of fireworks

Controls over the sale of fireworks are reserved to the UK Government.

TOM ARTHUR MSP SUPPORTS PET-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION SERVICES

New measures to support people who are homeless and their pets.

Local SNP MSP Tom Arthur has welcomed news that pet owners facing homelessness are set to benefit from better support finding a home which allows them to keep their animals.

New guidance recommends that landlord and local authorities introduce:

  • temporary shelters with ‘dog friendly’ communal rooms
  • improved training for service staff in the importance and benefits of supporting people to remain with their pets and how to work with animals
  • risk assessments to ensure there are no issues with staff members being allergic to, or afraid of, animals
  • pet friendly policies that people sign and agree to in order to access accommodation

The guidance, developed by the homeless support service Simon Community on behalf of the Scottish Government, also includes information on existing services available.

To further support this, a new Homeless Pet Friendly Officer will work in partnership with the Dog’s Trust and Simon Community, helping landlords recognise the importance and value of pets to people experiencing homelessness.

A person centred approach is a key part of our ambition for delivering the Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan, and I’m clear that respecting people’s meaningful and important relationships with their pets is an important element of that.”

The Scottish Government’s Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan

Commenting, Renfrewshire South MSP Tom Arthur said:

“It is vital that people’s meaningful and important relationships with their pets are respected. Being forced to choose between their pets – a source of comfort, stability and much-needed companionship – and a safe place to live is a choice no one should have to make.

“This report clearly sets out why pets matter and provides practical steps to support social landlords in helping people experiencing homelessness to maintain their relationships with their pets.”

CEO of Simon Community Lorraine McGrath said:

“No one should ever be placed in a position where they have to choose between a safe place to stay or their pet. What makes this choice even harder is the trauma and loss many of the people we support have experienced.

“Being asked to give up the only constant in their lives that gives them company, purpose, security and love simply adds more trauma and loss to an already awful journey. The great thing is it doesn’t have to be like that, being dog and pet friendly isn’t that hard. This document shares the experiences and opportunities to provide that approach.”

Background:Paws for Thought: Enabling a life off the street

TOM ARTHUR MSP TO HOST COFFEE MORNING IN AID OF ST. VINCENT’S HOSPICE

Renfrewshire South MSP Tom Arthur is hosting a Coffee Morning at his Johnstone constituency office on Friday 6 December to raise money for St. Vincent’s Hospice.

The hospice is a vital community resource across the Renfrewshire area, providing the best possible specialist palliative care and support across for individuals with life limiting illnesses and their families.

Mr Arthur is encouraging people to come along and show support for the charity. Commenting, he said:

“I’m very much looking forward to hosting the coffee morning, which I’m sure will be a great way to bring people together from the local community while also vital funds for St. Vincent’s Hospice.

“The hospice do incredible work throughout the local community and I’m proud to continue supporting them.

“I hope as many of my constituents as possible can join me for tea, coffee and cakes in aid of this great cause on Friday 6 December.”

Carol-Anne Lamont, Fundraising Manager for St. Vincent’s Hospice, added:

“We want to say heartfelt thank you to Tom Arthur MSP for his continued support of St. Vincent’s Hospice. Tom has been a fantastic supporter for many years now, playing an important role in some huge projects for the Hospice.

“We hope as many people as possible will get themselves along to the coffee morning, and do their bit for a fantastic, local, cause.”

Mr Arthur’s Coffee Morning is being held at 49 High Street, Johnstone, PA5 8AJ on Friday 6 December between 11am-1pm, locals are welcome to drop by.

Anyone looking to host their own fundraising event in aid of St. Vincent’s hospice can find out more here: http://www.svh.co.uk/fundraising/community-fundraising

VICTIMS TO BENEFIT FROM NEW CHARGE ON CRIMINALS

Tom Arthur MSP has welcomed news that offenders are now required to contribute to the cost of supporting victims of crime.

A new financial penalty, introduced yesterday (Monday 25 November), will be imposed on all criminals who are sentenced to pay a court fine and the money raised will be banked in the Victim Surcharge Fund.

Victim support organisations will be able to apply to the fund to cover the cost of providing short-term and practical support such as new windows and locks for house breaking victims or funeral expenses for families of murder victims.

The charge applies to crimes committed from yesterday and payments from the fund will start to be made in six to 12 months’ time.

Commenting, Renfrewshire South’s MSP said:

“The Scottish Government continues to invest £18 million annually to improve the experience of victims, through providing support, advice and information and, over the coming year, further work will be carried out to identify potential gaps in how Scotland supports victims and witnesses.

“Experiencing crime can be an isolating and frightening experience and the money raised through the Victim Surcharge Fund will be a valuable addition to practical support available to those affected – making a real difference for victims and their families.”

Background

Victim Surcharge Fund regulations

38,474 fines were ordered by Scotland’s courts in 2017-18.

The table below sets out the level of surcharge that will be payable depending on the value of fine that is imposed by the court.

Amount of fine Surcharge payable
Up to and including £200 £10
Between £200.01 to £500 inclusive £20
Between £500.01 to £1,000 inclusive £40
Between £1,000.01 to £2,500 inclusive £75
Between £2,500.01 to £5,000 inclusive £175
Between £5,000.01 to £10,000 £350
In excess of £10,000 7.5% of the fine