Tuesday 22 January 2008

Splitting the difference

The draft Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 Fixed Penalty Order 2008 was published yesterday (thanks to Scott Wortley for drawing this to my attention). As it stands, it would, with effect from the 10th March 2008, increase the maximum fiscal fine from £100 to £300.

This follows on from the recommendations of the McInnes Committee, which recommended that either (a) the maximum level be doubled to £200, or (b) that a “more radical approach” be taken and the limit raised to £500. (See paras 11.35-11.42 of the Committee’s report.)

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