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Chuck the Charges

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I, the undersigned, call on the Scottish Government to scrap the proposals to charge crofters to register their crofts and oppose the proposals for the new Crofters Commission to have powers to charge crofters for applications that have always been free .





Peter Peacock MSP says, "The SNP Government plan to charge crofters a fee to register their crofts on a new compulsory map based crofters’ register. "Many crofters feel this would be unnecessary as they are already registered with the Crofters Commission. "In addition to this, the new Crofting Commission are to be granted new powers to charge crofters for regulatory applications that have previously been free throughout crofting’s history. "These charges could amount to several thousand pounds. Highland Labour is arguing these proposals are wrong and that crofters need financial incentives not an increase in financial burdens. "For nearly 150 years crofting has existed and survived without charges and fees. "In difficult financial times we need to support crofters in working the land not penalise them."


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