Paying £30-50 for a licence to buy or use certain fireworks

Paying £30-50 for a licence to buy or use certain fireworks

The Bill enables the Scottish Government to potentially charge people when they apply for a licence to buy or use CAT F2 and CAT F3 fireworks. If this is law is introduced, there could be a licence fee of between £30 and £50. Is this cost range too high, too low, or about right? If you agree with this proposal, rate it up (👍), if you disagree, rate it down (👎). Please tell us what you think of the cost range using the comment boxes below. Is £30-£50 too high, too low, or about right? CAT F2 fireworks should only be used with spectators 8m away (2 cars length) while CAT F3 should only be used with spectators 25m away (a normal swimming pool size).

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If you need to pay for a licence, it might make people think twice about it, hopefully, only the serious people will apply. The only thing with this idea is, you'll get some people 'faking' with a fake license.

There should be no cost.

Licensing will not deter those who ignore normal behaviour and will still get access to banned products.

As long as this isn’t the only condition to get a license. They need to go through a training course and prove valid reason for needing the license such as proof of employment to a pyrotechnics company or self employed with proof of events. The general public shouldn’t be able to just get a license and hold private unregulated events at home

Min of £100 to put licence out of reach of people not putting on organised display

Anything which reduces irresponsible behaviour regarding fireworks can only be a good thing.

I think £30 is about right. That is less than the cost of one box of Crazy Whistling Cometswhich fires an unrelenting 300 shots of noise .

There should be no licence for law abiding members of the public to enjoy the safe and time honoured tradition of using and buying fireworks for private celebrations. Dogs cause more distress and injury to other members of the public.

Yet again more red tape . You will drive people away from wanting to purchase a family box of fireworks . This is an utterly abhorrent misuse of creating laws where problems don’t exist

£30 to sit an online test your having a laugh

Current laws are sufficient and just require enforcement

It should be more organised and you should be made to pay for a display as dangerous things

The higher the cost the better

People will find a way to use fireworks with or without this extra cost. And it just becomes a money game, cutting out the poorer demographic as they can’t afford it, borderline discriminatory

There are many people who use fireworks and are responsible and this would I think put them off celebrating.

I agree there should be a cost, but think it should be more than £50 to ensure only legitimate and responsible users are buying a license

It would discourage irresponsible idiots from unsupervised use of fireworks. The higher the fee, the better. Better yet, ban all private use of fireworks.

It would definitely lower the instances of people just letting these things off in their back yards and make life less stressful for all sorts of vulnerable people and animals. £30 is way too low. I’d make it at least £50.

Higher for organisations running displays. Many hotels have firework displays

A licence if you need it to get fireworks. If it’s just to make money then no. It should be no fireworks if you haven’t got a licence for them.

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