ENDS Report Fines Monitor
April 18, 2021
 

Mitigate risk for your organisation by keeping up to date with essential information on environmental financial penalties. The Fines Monitor bulletin contains details of the latest fines and enforcement undertakings for breaches of environmental regulations to help you plan your environmental strategy in advance

Click here to view a live table containing details of more than 560 financial penalties with a value of over £95m.

 

Latest fines news

 
‘High negligence’: Thames Water fined £2.3m for sewage pollution
‘High negligence’: Thames Water fined £2.3m for sewage pollution

01 Mar 2021

Thames Water has been fined more than £2m for an 'entirely foreseeable' pollution incident that leaked raw sewage into a stream that feeds the river Thames at Henley-on-Thames, killing around 1,200 fish

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Businessmen fined £15,000 over illegal waste earth disposal

10 Mar 2021

Two businessmen have been ordered to pay more than £15,000 for dumping more than 20 times the amount of waste earth than is allowed under Environment Agency rules at a motorcycle track in Lincolnshire

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Fines Monitor: live table
Fines Monitor: live table

29 Mar 2021

Click through to view a live table containing details of tens of millions of pounds of financial penalties issued by regulators in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland for breaches of environmental regulations

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‘Fines need to hurt’: EA chair makes case for economic turnover penalties
‘Fines need to hurt’: EA chair makes case for economic turnover penalties

02 Mar 2021

Large polluting firms should be hit with bigger fines based on a percentage of their revenues, Environment Agency chair Emma Howard Boyd has said

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DEFRA’s draft environmental principles: 7 things you need to know
DEFRA’s draft environmental principles: 7 things you need to know

11 Mar 2021

Ministers will have to pay ‘due regard’ to five environmental principles when devising new policy, according to DEFRA’s draft statement published yesterday, but green groups say it is too weak. Here’s what you need to know

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DEFRA promises summer launch for shadow green watchdog
DEFRA promises summer launch for shadow green watchdog

02 Mar 2021

A temporary green watchdog to assess government progress against environmental goals will be established in July and will set out the permanent Office for Environmental Protection’s strategy and enforcement policy, the government has announced

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Hundreds of unreported raw sewage leaks identified by algorithm

11 Mar 2021

Researchers have successfully identified hundreds of previously unreported discharges of raw sewage into rivers in England using machine learning

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Biffa modern slavery case: 8 things you need to know
Biffa modern slavery case: 8 things you need to know

10 Mar 2021

Legal firm Leigh Day is seeking compensation on behalf of three victims of modern slavery who worked at a recycling plant owned by waste giant Biffa. Here’s what you need to know

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MP introduces bill to control odorous emissions from landfill sites

10 Mar 2021

Aaron Bell, MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, has introduced a private member’s bill in the House of Commons yesterday, in a bid to set limits for odorous emissions from landfill sites

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‘Foul smoke’ seen pouring from oil refinery

11 Mar 2021

Flames and black smoke have been seen pouring from an oil refinery in Stanlow, which last month it emerged had been given the worst possible permit compliance rating in 2019

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Anglian Water pumping sewage into river as emergency measure

10 Mar 2021

Anglian Water is pumping untreated wastewater into the river Ouzel in Leighton Buzzard, after heavy rainfall caused an overspill in the sewers

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EA waste crime enforcement in four charts
EA waste crime enforcement in four charts

11 Mar 2021

The Environment Agency published data last month on its efforts to curb waste crime. Here's what you need to know in four charts

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Waste firm admits diesel leak responsibility

09 Mar 2021

A council-owned waste company has admitted to a diesel leak which polluted a river in the West Midlands.

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‘Shameful’: DEFRA faces court action over diffuse water pollution

08 Mar 2021

The WWF, Fish Legal and the Angling Trust are renewing legal efforts to force DEFRA to improve water quality, claiming that the environment department failed to comply with a 2015 court order to produce diffuse water pollution plans for sensitive sites

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EA demands action after operators of smelly landfill site breach permit

08 Mar 2021

The Environment Agency has asked the operator of a landfill site, which has been the subject of a record number of odour complaints by local residents, to take action after it breached its permit

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Forestry fraudster banned from company directorship

08 Mar 2021

A man who defrauded the Forestry Commission of hundreds of thousands of pounds in tree-planting grants has been banned from being a company director for 11 years

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Water firm boss: Public tolerance for pollution 'has vanished'

05 Mar 2021

The public's growing intolerance of water pollution is 'driving demand for increased investment' but there is a challenge in managing trade-offs between the carbon impact of engineering solutions to prevent sewer overflows and the ecological benefits of improved water quality, a discussion paper published this week by Yorkshire Water has said

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Why farmers and environmental groups are at odds over pollution rules
Why farmers and environmental groups are at odds over pollution rules

04 Mar 2021

Despite many breaches, there have been no fines or prosecutions under new farming water pollution rules during the two years they have been in force. Has the government told the Environment Agency to take a light-touch approach? Wil Crisp reports

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DEFRA faces legal action over river pollution
DEFRA faces legal action over river pollution

04 Mar 2021

The environment department is facing fresh court action over its failure to prevent agricultural pollution in England’s rivers despite a court order demanding the government take action, it has been announced today

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Budget 2021: the key environmental measures at glance
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03 Mar 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his Budget statement, including a series of measures intended to lay the foundations for a greener economy. Here’s what you need to know

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Interview: Dark Waters hero Robert Bilott on the poisoning of a nation and his 20-year battle with a chemicals giant
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25 Feb 2021

US attorney Robert Bilott has worked for two decades to get justice for those harmed by ‘forever chemical’ PFOA, with his efforts leading to multi-million dollar legal payouts, a Hollywood movie and the shocking revelation that every American has the substance in their blood. But the battle is far from over, and now it’s global

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DEFRA backtracks and Goldsmith apologises over rewilding ‘task force’
DEFRA backtracks and Goldsmith apologises over rewilding ‘task force’

08 Mar 2021

Environment minister Lord Zac Goldsmith has apologised to a journalist after DEFRA published a blog denying that it was planning to launch a rewilding task force to investigate bringing back keystone species, in response to an article in the Telegraph over the weekend

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