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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-17956
Asked by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 1 August 2018

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to increase fines for littering.

Current status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 28 August 2018


Answer

There are no plans to change the level of Fixed Penalty Notices served for littering offences, which are currently £80 for littering and £200 for flytipping.

The recently published Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse (Scotland) 2018 aligns with the Scottish Government’s national litter strategy, Towards a Litter-Free Scotland , and encourages a preventative approach to reducing litter.