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 Waste

New waste fine - total payout £230,000

The R Plevin & Sons Ltd waste wood site near Barnsley caught fire repeatedly in 2014, leading to pollution from escaped firewater and the temporary closure of a sewage treatment works.

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New waste fine - total payout £11,250

Waste tyre processing firm Synergy Tyres (Midland) Ltd and was ordered to pay £11,250 and its director Andrew Eyre, from Northampton was handed a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, with 120 hours of unpaid work, for storing tyres in breach of permit conditions at two sites.

Fines Monitor Waste

New waste fine - total payout £37,171

A brother and sister and their company have been prosecuted for breaching two enforcement notices, permit conditions and instructions to provide information to the Environment Agency about their waste business in East Sussex.

Fines Monitor Products

New products fine - total payout £13,348

Heartlands Furniture (Wholesale) Ltd was ordered to pay £13,348 in total in September after admitting breaches of the Timber and Timber Products (Placing on the Market) Regulations 2013.

Fines Monitor Waste

New waste fine - total payout £23,446

Waste site manager Adam Wilcott has been handed a 12 month prison sentence, suspended for two years, ordered to pay £2,308 and banned from the waste industry for five years due a series of environmental permitting offences. The firm he worked for, Highgate Services Ltd, was fined a total of £18,800 and ordered to pay £2,338.

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New waste fine - total payout £43,946

Oxfordshire waste wood processor Red Jon Ltd held almost quadruple the amount of waste allowed under a permitting exemption, posing a significant risk of fire.

Latest fines news & analysis

Fines Monitor Environmental Law

‘Severely damaged’: Natural England rarely prosecutes green breaches, official figures reveal

England’s nature regulator has never brought a successful prosecution under environmental damage, species licensing or heather and grass burning rules and has only once prosecuted under the environmental impact assessment regulations, official data reveals

Fines Monitor Environmental Law

Ex council officer convicted of falsifying air quality data

A former council officer has been given a suspended prison sentence after being convicted of two counts of fraud for making false air quality readings while being employed by a local authority in Surrey

Fines Monitor Land, Ecology & Development

How a ‘major cock-up’ led to the felling of protected trees and £420k in fines

The illegal destruction of 73 trees has shone a light on the weak protection and enforcement afforded by the Tree Preservation Order system, finds James Fair

Fines Monitor Environmental Law

Thames Water fined £300k after workers swept into sewer

Thames Water has been fined £300,000 after three workers were swept along a sewer when a 150-year-old cast iron gate collapsed

Fines Monitor Regulation

BEIS to double fines for breaching EU emissions trading regulations

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has doubled the CO2 price it uses to calculate penalties for companies found to have violated the Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations

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