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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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

Fines Monitor Civil sanctions

UPDATED: The ENDS Report enforcement undertakings database

UPDATED: The ENDS Report enforcement undertakings database

UPDATED: Details of nearly 30 new enforcement undertakings with a value of more than £1.5m have been added to the ENDS Report enforcement undertakings database, as the use of the civil sanction as a tool to deal with environmental offences continues to grow. Click through for the full list, compiled by ENDS... Read more

Latest Fines Monitor updates

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New water fine – total payout £12,497

Failing to empty a silage effluent tank, despite warnings from Natural Resources Wales, led to the pollution of a tributary of the river Teifi and a £6,000 fine with £6,497 in costs.

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New waste fine – total payout £3,740

A woman who was once in the police has been ordered to pay £3,740 for illegally depositing and burning waste on her land without a permit.

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Environment Agency secures £1.5m in enforcement undertakings

Water companies and household names such as Barclays Bank have agreed to a series of enforcement undertakings with the Environment Agency, the largest being £306,509 from Severn Trent Water for an unpermitted discharge in 2016.

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New waste fine – total payout £22,170

The director of Kings Lynn-based Skippy Industries Ltd has been fined £14,000 with £8,170 in costs and surcharges for stockpiling old refrigerators, soiled mattresses, rubble and other mixed waste outside where it risked contaminating the nearby River Nar site of special scientific interest. The site was only permitted to store and treat waste indoors, within a certain area.

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New waste fine – total payout £179,000

Gloucestershire man Barry Connally, 70, acquired around £1m by operating an unpermitted waste treatment facility from March 2013 to December 2015, partly through avoiding the costs of compliance with his legal obligations. At one point, the site held around 9,000 tonnes of waste, which cost more than £100,000 to clear after his company was dissolved.

Fines Monitor Environmental Law

New waste fine – total payout £41,600

Colin Carr and David Bircher, former directors of Carr and Bircher Ltd, both pleaded guilty to breaching their environmental permit, in contravention of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 and were sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court on 11 September.

Latest fines news & analysis

Fines Monitor Water pollution

‘Complete regulatory collapse’: DEFRA hits back at criticism of its river pollution record

The environment department has defended itself after receiving high profile criticism in the national press over its management of England’s water bodies and says it is investigating more than 700 sewage outfalls

Fines Monitor Water pollution

Water firm fined for two sewage pollution incidents

Anglian Water has paid out £84,000 for two separate pollution incidents in Norfolk, one of which led to the death of a number of fish

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Water firm fined £800k for 17-month raw sewage pollution

A water company has been fined £800,000 for dumping around 3.8 million litres of raw sewage into a Shropshire stream over a 17-month period

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

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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

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