Civil sanction rules intolerable, says minister

Oliver Letwin, the minister for government policy, has revealed radical plans to reform the civil sanctions regime

Powers to issue civil sanctions will be stripped from regulators and handed to the courts, the cabinet office minister for government policy, Oliver Letwin, told ENDS.

The move would radically alter the nascent civil sanctions regime, crafted by ENDS’ legal commentator Professor Richard Macrory (ENDS Report 405, pp 34-37). Mr Letwin said regulators imposing sanctions directly without recourse to the courts was “intolerable”.

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