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 environmental regulations... Read more

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New water fine – total payout £870,420

Severn Trent has been handed two fines of £400,000 plus costs for allowing 3.8 million litres of sewage from a treatment works near Shrewsbury to be discharged into a stream for a year and a half

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Environment Agency agrees 40 enforcement undertakings, totalling £1.6m

The Environment Agency has agreed 40 enforcement undertakings with environmental offenders, the greatest of which was a £250,000 donation by Yorkshire Water for a sewage pollution offence. The update, issued on 15 June, concerns undertakings agreed between 1 December 2019 and 31 May 2020.

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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.

Latest fines news & analysis

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

Fines Monitor Water pollution

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

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

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