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Safe and considerate use of fireworks: BRIA

Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) for the development of policy to achieve the Scottish Government’s objectives in relation to the Fireworks (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021.

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Safe and considerate use of fireworks: BRIA
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1 The British Fireworks Association represents and provides guidance to the majority of the UK’s manufacturers and importers of consumer fireworks.

2 The British Pyrotechnists Association represents 95% of professional firework display companies in the UK.

3 The survey sought to better understand how many firework displays take place in different local authority areas, what processes are in place locally around organising public fireworks displays, to gain an insight into what kind of guidance local authorities feel would helpful. 22 local authorities responded.

4 Aberdeen Council; Argyll & Bute Council; City of Edinburgh; Clackmannanshire Council; Dumfries & Galloway Council; East Ayrshire Council; East Dunbartonshire Council; Falkirk Council; Glasgow City Council; Midlothian Council; North Ayrshire Council; North Lanarkshire Council; Orkney Island Council; Scottish Borders Council; South Ayrshire Council; Stirling Council; West Dunbartonshire Council; and West Lothian Council.

5 Retailers looking to sell fireworks over specified dates must apply to the relevant local authority for a temporary storage licence to do so. A separate licence is required for retailers that sell fireworks throughout the year. The temporary storage licence can be applied for and granted on a multi-year basis, which means the application and licensed granted covers the retailer for a number of years (up to 5 years)

6 Including VAT on retail sales, import duty, licensing revenue, national insurance contributions.

7 The survey sought to better understand how many firework displays take place in different local authority areas, what processes are in place locally around organising public fireworks displays, to gain an insight into what kind of guidance local authorities feel would helpful. 22 local authorities responded.


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