Scottish Road Works Register (Prescribed Fees) Regulations 2022

Closed 19 Nov 2021

Opened 24 Sep 2021

Results expected 5 Dec 2021


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, for the financial years 2022/23 and 2023/24. The intention is to revoke the 2021 Instrument, and replace with a single Instrument in 2022 covering both financial years. This consultation seeks your views on making this change. Please also provide any relevant information you feel important for future exercises. 

Why your views matter

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.

The mechanism by which the costs are split was originally provided by the Roads Authority and Utility Committee (Scotland) representing the roadworks community in Scotland. We propose to leave this mechanism unchanged, on the basis that no new mechanism has been put forward by the community for this purpose. 


What happens next

The results of this consultation will be used to form a view on how a new Regulation should be framed. Information on any update to the Regulations will also be provided at 


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