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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New waste fine – total payout £72,000

A business using a former limestone quarry in Somerset as a landfill accepted a variety of materials, including hazardous waste, that were not allowed in its environmental permit. Its director Mark Foley was jailed for two years and three months.

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New waste fine – total payout £50,000

Mehmet Mustafa, a director of a biomass firm that disregarded limits on waste storage, has been fined £4,000, with a compensation order of £30,000 and told to pay costs of £16,000.

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New waste fine – total payout £70,302

Father and son David and Nicholas Channer have been ordered to pay over £70,000 for operating an unpermitted waste site, with Nicholas receiving a 13 month jail sentence, while David’s sentence of six months was suspended for two years.

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New water fine – total payout £42,442

A Cambridgeshire biogas plant operator has been prosecuted for allowing silage effluent to escape into a drainage channel in 2018, turning it coal black.

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New waste fine – total payout £15,074

The operator of a motorcycle track in Lincolnshire held a U1 exemption for the use of waste soil to construct a viewing platform, but allowed 20 times the amount allowed to be dumped.

Fines Monitor Water

New water fine – total payout £2,387,944

Thames Water has received its second largest fine ever for polluting a stream with sewage for days in 2016.

Latest fines news & analysis

Fines Monitor Water pollution

Can a name and shame outfit turn the tide on water pollution?

A new public pressure group hopes to name and shame polluters into improving their environmental behaviour, but can it work? Wil Crisp reports

Fines Monitor Legislation

How the Police, Crime and Sentencing Bill could extinguish environmental protest

Climate change demonstrations and protests against environmentally damaging developments could become a thing of the past if a nascent law passes through parliament unchanged, some fear. James Fair reports

Fines Monitor Water pollution

Illegal sewage dumping by water firms widespread and frequent, investigation reveals

Water companies have been discharging untreated wastewater into rivers in breach of their permits on a regular basis, it was revealed in a BBC Panorama investigation that aired last night

Fines Monitor Prosecutions

Why calls for the pollution penalties system to be overhauled are growing

Campaigners – and the chair of the Environment Agency – believe that the size of financial penalties need to be significantly increased in order to prevent large firms from polluting in the future. Wil Crisp reports

Fines Monitor Regulation

Why firms fall foul of permitting rules

Thousands of environmental permits are breached every year with hundreds of serious pollution incidents damaging the environment. Catherine Early looks at the regulations most frequently broken

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