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 £1.4m 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 Waste

New waste fine – total payout £161,346

The unpermitted dumping of hazardous waste at two sites in Lancashire has led to the prosecution of a company and four individuals.

Fines Monitor Environmental Law

New waste fine – total payout £21,264

A Staffordshire potato processing firm has been fined after its trade effluent leaked into a stream.

Fines Monitor Waste

New waste fine – total payout £783,958

Scrap metal firm European Metal Recycling illegally sent 2,000 tonnes of automotive shredder residue to the Stowey Quarry landfill in Somerset. It was fined £400,000, with costs of £350,000 and confiscation order of £32,958 on top.

Fines Monitor Environmental Law

New waste fine – total payout 118,048

Amar Seth, the sole director of UK Environmental Ltd, brokered a deal to send European Metal Recycling’s car shredder residue to a landfill that was not permitted to receive it. His firm was fined £28,000, with costs of £83,000 and a confiscation order of £7,048.

Fines Monitor Water

New water fine – total payout £92,500,000

Southern Water is to pay a record fine for thousands of illegal sewage discharges on the coasts of Kent, Hampshire and Sussex over 2010 to 2015. Costs of £2.5m were imposed by Canterbury Crown Court but have been contested.

Fines Monitor Environmental Law

New products fine – total payout £9,720

A Salford trader has been punished after being caught four times selling counterfeit and unsafe toys.

Latest fines news & analysis

Fines Monitor Water pollution

Environment Agency investigates as raw sewage shuts down three beaches

Southern Water has found itself in the spotlight again after a serious sewage leak forced a council to close down a beach in East Sussex and the Environment Agency to advise against swimming at two others

Fines Monitor Water pollution

Passing the buck: Who’s accountable for the ongoing pollution of a rare chalk stream?

The Environment Agency, a water firm and a fuel company are being coy about who is accountable for the pollution of the river Test in Hampshire. James Fair reports

Fines Monitor Prosecutions

Water firm faces sentencing for 51 sewage pollution offences

Southern Water is in court today at the start of a four-day sentencing hearing for breaching its environmental permits 51 times over a five-year period, leading to more than 8,000 pollution incidents at wastewater plants in north Kent and the Solent

Fines Monitor Legislation

Environment Bill: Lords challenge green watchdog ‘unnecessary secrecy’ clause

Clauses in the Environment Bill that would prevent the new Office for Environmental Protection from disclosing information related to its investigations, and would trump freedom of information rules, will be challenged by peers in the House of Lords today

Fines Monitor Prosecutions

Water firm fined £180,000 for major fish kill

Welsh Water has been fined £180,000 for illegally dumping sewage into a river, resulting in the largest fish kill ever recorded in North Wales

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