United Utilities must pay £90k for management failures

A £150,000 fine for non-compliance with an environmental permit has been halved on appeal

41004United Utilities has been ordered to pay £93,980 after losing its appeal over a fine for non-compliance.

The water company was originally fined £150,000 at Trafford magistrates court on 17 May after pleading guilty to five breaches of regulation 38(2) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010.

But at an appeal hearing on 27 September, Manchester crown court halved the fine to £75,000, in addition to £18,980 in costs.

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