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

Fines Monitor Water

New water fine – total payout £11,366

Carmarthenshire farmer Iwan Humphreys was ordered to pay more than £11,000 for an unpermitted discharge of slurry, which severely affected five kilometre stretch of the Afon Dulas in July 2019.

Fines Monitor Waste

New waste fine – total payout £2,101,708

Persistent waste offender John Bruce, of Pershore, Worcestershire, has been told to pay a £2.1m confiscation order for operating an illegal waste site. Failure to pay within seven months would leave him with a seven-year jail sentence, on top of an existing 26-month sentence imposed in May 2018.

Fines Monitor Waste

New waste fine – total payout £42,721

Haulage and waste management business Scott Bros was contracted to raise the level of a former landfill site in Stockton-on-Tees, but did so using contaminated waste and without a permit.

Fines Monitor Environmental Law

New land fine – total payout £650,000

Housing developer Bellway Homes demolished a bat roost despite knowing that it was unlawful without consent from Natural England

Fines Monitor Energy

Environment Agency issues £132m in climate penalties

Three insolvent airlines have been hit with the largest penalties on record for breaching emissions trading rules, while others have been ordered to pay up for CRC breaches.

Fines Monitor

New waste fine – total payout £15,352

Farmer Russell Law allowed slurry and milk to run into a watercourse on four occasions in 2018.

Latest fines news & analysis

Fines Monitor Prosecutions

The largest environmental fines handed down in 2020

Flybe, British Ceramic Tile, Bellway Homes and Severn Trent Water were among the firms handed the heftiest fines for environmental offences in 2020

Fines Monitor Prosecutions

How could nuisance law be used to stop a water firm polluting?

Nuisance law has long been used to prevent water pollution, but could it be applied in a new way? A forthcoming case aims to test the water. Isabella Kaminski reports

Fines Monitor Environmental Law

‘Crime against the environment’: Fury over bulldozing of protected river

A prized and protected river has been found 'bulldozed, straightened and reprofiled into a sterile canal, with all bankside and riverside habitats completely obliterated', according to the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

Fines Monitor Environmental Law

EXCLUSIVE: Sharkey and Maugham to sue water firm for sewage pollution

Musician and campaigner Feargal Sharkey and founder of the Good Law Project Jolyon Maugham QC are poised to launch a legal challenge against a water company for regularly polluting rivers with sewage

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

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