GLA seeks safeguards against EU fines

The Greater London Authority wants limits on the government's proposed ability to pass on fines from the European Court of Justice.

The government should only pass on EU fines for payment by public authorities if they have “wilfully and deliberately” avoided compliance, according to a paper from the Greater London Authority (GLA). It was lodged in the House of Commons library on 17 May.

Part two of the Localism Bill would enable the government to order a local council, or other specified government body, to pay all or part of a fine levied by the European Court of Justice. The provision would apply in England alone.

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