Section 10: Increase in fixed penalty
38.Section 10 provides that where a fixed penalty has not been paid on time and no request for a hearing has been received, the amount of the fixed penalty will be automatically increased by 10% of level 1 on the standard scale. Currently this means an additional £20, making the amount of penalty payable £60. This section also gives the Scottish Ministers power by order to change the percentage increase. This order-making power is subject to affirmative resolution procedure (see section 15(3)(b)).