4-consulting was commissioned to provide an assessment of the economic impact on Cupar, and its surrounding area, of the closure of Cupar Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Courts. The assessment includes an analysis of the direct impacts and knock-on (multiplier) effects of the courts’ closure and transfer of business to Dundee Sheriff Court.
This report also considered the clustering effects of legal professionals and other business services around courts. These wider impacts are considered in the context of the benefits claimed from the proposed closures.
The total impact from the closure of the courts would remove nearly £2.8 million of income from Cupar as highly skilled post are lost or relocated to Dundee.