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Victim Surcharge Fund

Health & Safety

Potential Additional Penalty for Health and Safety Prosecutions?

MSPs in the Scottish Government have new Regulations to consider and if approved will levy an additional layer of penalty on top any type court fine, which would include health and safety fines, one assumes. The Victim Surcharge Fund will see offenders contributing to the cost of supporting victims of potentially a variety of crimes e.g. a burglary for damage caused.

A “relevant person”(claimant) is defined as “…a person who provides or secures the provision of support services for persons who are or appear to be victims of crime.”

How Much Potential Cost?

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

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