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

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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.

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New waste fine – total payout £15,352

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

Fines Monitor Water

New water fine – total payout £7,861

Dennis (Haddenham) Ltd repeatedly abstracted water without or in breach of an abstraction licence.

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New water fine – total payout £5,562.86

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

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New water fine – total payout £10,000

An incident at Dunbar’s Belhaven Brewery last year led to the unlawful discharge of 8,000 litres of caustic sodium hydroxide solution, leading to a breach of consent limits set by Scottish Water

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New waste fine – total payout £4,615

Colwyn Bay man Christopher Allan admitted a series of waste offences before Llandudno Magistrates Court: operating a regulated facility without an environmental permit, unlawfully depositing waste and transporting waste without a carriers’ licence.

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Fines Monitor Environmental Law

‘Crime against the environment’: Fury over illegal 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

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

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