Fines Monitor

Manage risk by keeping up to date with essential information on environmental financial penalties. Find up-to-the-minute details of the latest fines and enforcement undertakings in our live table, and read the latest news and in-depth analysis on financial penalties from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

To sign up for our new Fines Monitor email bulletin, click here.

Air Fines Monitor

Fines Monitor: live table

Fines Monitor: live table

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... Read more

Latest Fines Monitor updates

Fines Monitor

New waste fine - total payout £62,000

A car parts company has donated almost £62,000 to a marine charity after it broke the law by operating for 14 years without registering as a producer of waste packaging.

Fines Monitor Environmental Law

New water fine – total payout £19,000

A mechanical failure at a sewage pumping station in Glasgow led to a substantial volume of raw sewage entering the river Clyde.

Fines Monitor Energy

New industrial fine – total payout £207,163

Three contractors were seriously injured in 2018 when tonnes of lime slurry hit them when they were removing a pump at Fiddlers Ferry power station. The equipment is part of its flue gas desulphurisation system.

Fines Monitor Waste

New waste fine – total payout £400,729

Wayne Hillard claimed to be only repairing cars, whereas he was in fact dismantling them, an activity controlled under the Environmental Permitting Regulations.

Fines Monitor

New water fine – total payout £135,000

A grade 1 listed 19th-century country house in Nottinghamshire breached permit conditions attached to its sewage treatment system numerous times over two and a half years.

Fines Monitor

New waste fine – total payout £21,702

ETA Skip Hire and its owner Thomas Poole offered skips for hire and sorted waste without the benefit of environmental permit or relevant exemption, between at least August 2018 and April 2019. Multiple fires occurred on the site in Wigan.

Latest fines news & analysis

Fines Monitor Prosecutions

Last month’s key environmental fines

A £90,000 penalty for river pollution and £400,000 for an illegal car breaker were among the biggest fines handed out last month. ENDS looks at March’s most significant payouts

Fines Monitor Environmental Law

Wessex Water pays £85,000 for SSSI sewage spill

Polluting a site of special scientific interest and national nature reserve in Dorset two years ago has cost Wessex Water £85,000

Fines Monitor Environmental Law

Water firm loses appeal against pollution payout

Anglian Water has lost its appeal against a court decision ordering it to pay compensation to an angling club following a pollution incident that killed hundreds of fish

Fines Monitor Environmental Law

Third conviction and disqualification for Newhaven waste siblings

A brother and sister who stockpiled a huge quantity of waste at their premises in East Sussex have been disqualified from being company directors for three years and ordered to pay £33,000

Fines Monitor Prosecutions

Men convicted for illegal tyre dump that 'put lives at risk'

Two men and a company they ran have been convicted of dangerously hoarding hundreds of tonnes of waste tyres, more than 15 times the amount their permit allowed

Find these articles useful?

Get more great articles like these straight to your inbox. Find out more about our weekly bulletins

Data & Insight

In depth content that helps you to understand implications, consider risk, implement and deliver best practice


Our trackers help you to monitor risk, identify new opportunities, manage key deadlines and benchmark best practice


Compliance Deadlines

Plan ahead with our Calendar feature highlighting upcoming compliance deadlines

Compliance Search

Discover all ENDS content in one place, including legislation summaries to keep up to date with compliance deadlines


Europe's environmental news and information service

ENDS Waste & Bioenergy

Tracking the waste-to-energy and biomass energy industries

ENDS Compliance Manager

Track legislation and demonstrate compliance in support of EHS management requirements