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

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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 environmental regulations... Read more

Fines Monitor Civil sanctions

UPDATED: The ENDS Report enforcement undertakings database

UPDATED: A dozens new enforcement undertakings with a value of £1.1m have been added to the ENDS Report enforcement undertakings database, as the use of the civil sanctions as a tool to deal with environmental offences continues to grow. Click through for the full list, compiled by ENDS... Read more

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Fines Monitor Environmental Law

New waste fine – total payout £8,460

Two Herefordshire men and their company have been prosecuted for burying construction waste.

Fines Monitor Environmental Law

New waste fine – total payout £24,120

Derbyshire farmer John Patrick Radford continued to burn waste despite warnings from the Environment Agency.

Fines Monitor Environmental Law

New waste fine – total payout £39,424

Landowner Frederick Hardy allowed Samual Hussan to run an illegal waste operation in Newark.

Fines Monitor Environmental Law

New land fine – total payout £15,795

Ignoring enforcement notices after felling trees subject to preservation orders has cost a Kent woman dearly. She was also jailed for two months, with another six suspended, for contempt of court.

Fines Monitor Environmental Law

New waste fine – total payout £9,692

A Cambridgeshire man has been fined £5,200, with £4,492 in fines and costs, for burning commercial waste including plastics even following the intervention of the Environment Agency.

Fines Monitor Environmental Law

New water fine – total payout £34,170

A Somerset farming company has been ordered to pay over £34,000 for allowing ammonia-rich water from escaping into tributaries of the river Frome.

Latest fines news & analysis

Fines Monitor Water pollution

Why are companies going unsanctioned after violating farm pollution laws?

DEFRA's farming rules for water have resulted in no prosecutions despite the regulations entering force in 2018. Why is the Environment Agency holding back? asks Wil Crisp

Fines Monitor Water pollution

EA chief: DEFRA ‘told us not to enforce farm water rules’

The government told the Environment Agency not to enforce new farm rules designed to protect water bodies from fertiliser pollution, the regulator’s chief executive told MPs yesterday

Fines Monitor Water pollution

Sewage scandal: EA probe suggests ‘widespread and serious non-compliance’

The initial stages of the Environment Agency’s criminal investigation into water companies’ dumping of raw sewage into rivers and seas suggests wholesale breaches of environmental rules, the agency has announced

Fines Monitor Regulation

‘Cut the harm to rivers in England,’ Ofwat tells water firms

Ofwat has this morning told water companies to set out plans detailing how they will 'cut the harm they cause to rivers in England'

Fines Monitor Regulation

Overhaul ‘fragmented and inefficient’ water sector regulation, says water firm

The current approach to environmental regulation of the water sector should be dumped in favour of ‘outcome-based regulation’ incorporating market mechanisms, a water firm has said

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