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.

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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... Read more

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NI Water fined for breaching discharge consent and enforcement notice

After the Northern Ireland Environment Agency discovered a breach of consent conditions at Grange wastewater treatment works, it imposed an enforcement notice in May 2017, to be met within 12 months. But samples taken in August last year were still in violation.

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Sediment discharge costs quarry owners almost £39,000

A serious pollution incident that hit five kilometres of a Flintshire watercourse in 2017 has been blamed on a series of environmental permit breaches at a quarry.

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Diesel filter supplier fined for ‘negligent’ labelling failure

A failure to properly label replacement pollution control equipment for older diesel vehicles, which might encourage them to be fitted to modern vehicles inappropriately, has led to a penalty of almost £14,000.

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‘Environmentally safe’ paint stripping firm prosecuted for effluent breach

Stafforshire-based Enviro-Strip GB has been prosecuted for breaching its trade effluent consent conditions by Severn Trent Water. It far exceeded limits on phosphorus and zinc, despite describing itself as “market leaders in environmentally safe paint stripping for the automotive, manufacturing and process industries.”

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Software failure costs Total £36,000 for ETS error

A Total E&P platform experienced a software problem that resulted in inaccurate emissions measurements

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Flytipping supermarket told to pay £77,000

A small independent supermarket in Birmingham that dumped its waste in the street rather than pay to have it collected legitimately has been fined £75,000 with £1,865 costs.

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BEIS to double fines for breaching EU emissions trading regulations

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has doubled the CO2 price it uses to calculate penalties for companies found to have violated the Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations

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ENDS’ Fines Monitor: The 5 biggest waste fines

The Environment Agency is currently playing whack-a-mole with waste criminals, discovering as many new sites as it discovers, but when it makes a successful conviction the consequences can be dramatic. Here are five of the biggest waste crime fines recorded in the ENDS Fines Monitor database

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Proceeds of Crime: the UK’s 10 largest environmental confiscation orders

Millions of pounds of ill-gotten gains have been won back from environmental criminals and, on occasion, legitimate businesses. Gareth Simkins looks through some of the largest

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Biffa to pay £600k for illegally exporting waste to China

Waste giant Biffa has been fined £350,000 and ordered to pay £240,000 in costs after being found guilty of illegally exporting seven containers containing household waste to China in 2015

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