victim surcharge

Collection rate for Scottish government's victim surcharge penalty stands at 66 per cent

The collection rate for Scotland's new victim surcharge penalty stands at 66 per cent, according to figures from the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS).

Published 21 May 2020

Victims to benefit from new charge on criminals

Offenders will be required to contribute to the cost of supporting victims of crime from today.

Published 25 November 2019

Zoe McDonnell: Victim surcharge could generate substantial funds

25 November 2019 might later be judged a significant date for supporting victims of crime in Scotland. Nobody would dispute that victims of crime should receive support, but opinion may be divided on the fairest way to fund that.

Published 11 November 2019