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... Read more

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Fines Monitor Industrial emissions

Software failure costs Total £36,000 for ETS error

A Total E&P platform experienced a software problem that resulted in inaccurate emissions measurements

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Flytipping supermarket told to pay £77,000

A small independent supermarket in Birmingham that dumped its waste in the street rather than pay to have it collected legitimately has been fined £75,000 with £1,865 costs.

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Abusing permitting exemptions costs £13,000

Storing almost a hundred barrels of hazardous waste, failing to keep documentation and other breaches of permitting exemptions has cost a Sunderland man a fine of £2,000, with costs of £10,800.

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Manure pollution costs farmer £8,600

Negligent and repeated pollution from a farm’s slurry lagoon led to serious damage to a stream in a Northamptonshire site of special scientific interest (SSSI), leading to a fine of £1,600 and £7,000 in costs.

Fines Monitor Prosecutions

Lancashire farm and contractors fined for polluting river

Withgill Farm and Wilson’s Contractors Ltd from Great Mitton, near Clitheroe, Lancashire, were prosecuted on 8 October by the Environment Agency following a pollution incident where farm slurry polluted the River Hodder.

Fines Monitor Prosecutions

South Shields man ordered to pay over £6,000 after being caught storing waste illegally

Paul Catley was prosecuted for operating an end of life vehicle waste activity and depositing waste without a permit between January 2017 and September 2018 at Boldon Lane in South Shields.

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Fines Monitor Waste

ENDS’ Fines Monitor: The 5 biggest waste fines

The Environment Agency is currently playing whack-a-mole with waste criminals, discovering as many new sites as it discovers, but when it makes a successful conviction the consequences can be dramatic. Here are five of the biggest waste crime fines recorded in the ENDS Fines Monitor database

Fines Monitor Environmental Law

Proceeds of Crime: the UK’s 10 largest environmental confiscation orders

Millions of pounds of ill-gotten gains have been won back from environmental criminals and, on occasion, legitimate businesses. Gareth Simkins looks through some of the largest

Fines Monitor Waste

Biffa to pay £600k for illegally exporting waste to China

Waste giant Biffa has been fined £350,000 and ordered to pay £240,000 in costs after being found guilty of illegally exporting seven containers containing household waste to China in 2015

Fines Monitor Land, Ecology & Development

Why Natural England was forced to bear the bulk of the cost of a SSSI prosecution

Why was Natural England only able to recoup 0.5% of the funds it spent pursuing a two-year investigation that led to a successful prosecution of a farmer who had laid a track through a protected site without the regulator’s consent? James Agyepong-Parsons investigates

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