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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-08506
Asked by: Beatrice Wishart, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
Date lodged: 12 May 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to increasing the discount under the Air Discount Scheme in light of the cost of living crisis.

Current status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 25 May 2022


Answer

We are pleased to have funded the significant 50% discount through the scheme since 2016, helping residents of our remote and island communities that rely on these connections. We anticipate over £10 million of discounts being provided in 2022-23 and believe that this substantial expenditure is an important investment in islands connectivity. We currently have no plans to increase the discount rate for the Air Discount Scheme.