Scottish Government sued for £55m over collapsed bottle scheme

18 Jun 2024
Liam McArthur MSP

Responding to the news that waste firm Biffa has launched their bid to recover around £55 million from the Scottish Ministers over the loss it suffered from investing in the failed bottle recycling scheme, Scottish Liberal Democrat climate emergency spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

"If this legal bid succeeds, Lorna Slater will have been the most expensive MSP in the history of the Scottish Government.

"Businesses were caught in the middle of a spat between two governments, strung along, incurring costs and left to navigate the uncertainty.

"Deposit return schemes have operated successfully around the world. There is no reason why Scotland should be any different."

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