STSG is currently preparing a paper about how we pay for transport in Scotland. We want to look at the funding options to grow transport investment.
Please add your thoughts here to contribute to the online debate. Alternatively please e-mail us at email@example.com
We are looking at:
- Direct payments for Scotland’s transport – vehicle purchases, user charges, fares, taxes on vehicles and fuel, developer contributions, air passenger duty, VAT on taxi fares and parking, and other payments made by users of transport.
- Indirect payments for Scotland’s transport and how they relate to the direct payments.
- The factors affecting direct and indirect payments. What would encourage any of these purchasers pay more to gain greater priority for particular investments – e.g. higher speeds, place making/streetscape improvements, etc.
The Scottish Government November 2013 White Paper on Scottish Independence suggests an investigation of the benefits of introducing a Fuel Duty Regulator mechanism which could be made to work alongside a Scottish Energy Fund so any views on how this might work would be particularly welcomed as a contribution to the debate.
Our aim is to complete a first draft of the report in 2013 with a view to publication in Spring 2014 so inputs by 15 December would be appreciated.