As in previous years, we intend to create a new Scottish Statutory Instrument accounting for the target cost of operating the Scottish Road Works Register in the 2021-22 financial year. The intention is to revoke the 2020 instrument, and replace with a new instrument for 2021. This consultation seeks your views on making this change.
Why We Are Consulting
The New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 enables Scottish Ministers to provide, by regulation, that a fee be payable to the Scottish Road Works Commissioner for access to the register.
The Register is an electronic database, supplied under contract to the Scottish Road Works Commissioner. It has varying operating costs in different financial years. This requires new regulations where the overall target fee for the year increases or decreases to ensure that the operating costs of running the register are met through the statutory process.
For 2021-22 the target fee has increased to £915,000 from £911,000. This is due to the the normal rise in some operating costs through inflation.
We therefore need to increase the target figure for 2021 to £915,000.
We would like your views, supported by evidence where possible, on whether the Fees and Amounts for the 2020-21 financial year should be changed to this value as proposed.