Archive for the 'fines' Category

Penhallow Hotel owners fined £80k for safety breaches – BBC News

“The owners of a Cornish hotel destroyed by fire have been fined £80,000 and ordered to pay £62,000 costs for failing to meet fire safety standards.”

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BBC News, 4th May 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Information Commissioner gets new powers to fine for spam emails – OUT-LAW.com

“Organisations that make unwanted marketing phone calls or send spam emails to consumers could face fines of up to £500,000, the Government has warned.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th May 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Council rubbish bin collection fines to be scrapped – BBC News

“Fines for residents who break the rules on rubbish collections in England are to be scrapped.”

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BBC News, 10th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sibsey poultry farm Moy Park fined for chicken smells – BBC News

“A Lincolnshire poultry farm has been fined for allowing ‘nauseating’ smells to affect nearby residents.”

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BBC News, 24th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

High Court overturns Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal fines – Law Society’s Gazette

“The High Court last week criticised the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) for the lack of published guidance on the sanctions it can impose, as it overturned fines levied on four partners at a Merseyside firm.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th March 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Commons to hear of Buckingham girl killed by cyclist – BBC News

“The parents of a Buckingham girl who was killed by a cyclist will be in the House of Commons later as their fight to change the law continues.”

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BBC News, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Calsonic Kansei fined £400,000 over forklift death – BBC News

“A car components factory has been fined £400,000 after the death of a worker who was struck by a forklift truck.”

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BBC News, 18th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Britain fends off threat of £300m fine over London air pollution – The Guardian

“The government has fended off the threat of £300m in fines over air pollution in London after the European commission put on hold infringement proceedings by granting the UK a time extension to meet a key air quality directive, subject to an emergency action plan.”

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The Guardian, 11th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Firm fined after women hurt by St Neots Christmas decorations – BBC News

“A building firm has admitted liability for the collapse of Christmas lights in a Cambridgeshire town which injured two women and narrowly missed a baby.”

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BBC News, 1oth March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Rival guilty of paedophile slur against MP Mike Hancock – BBC News

“A rival who falsely claimed a Liberal Democrat MP was a paedophile has been convicted of attempting to affect a result in the general election.”

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BBC News, 23rd February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Home owners receive compensation after they were sold mortgages they couldn’t afford – Daily Telegraph

“Home owners who were sold mortgages during the property boom that they couldn’t afford are to be given compensation following a ruling by the City watchdog.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Boots fined £10,000 for Welshpool man’s trap door fall – BBC News

“Boots has been fined £10,000 after a 76-year-old man fell through an open trap door at one of its shops in Powys.”

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BBC News, 18th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Factory fined over Hull worker’s severed hand – BBC News

“A food factory has been fined £14,000 after two workers had a hand and fingertips severed by machinery.”

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BBC News, 11th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

ICO issues third fine for loss of unencrypted laptops – OUT-LAW.com

“Two local authorities have been fined a total of £150,000 by data protection watchdog the Information Commissioner after the theft of two laptops which, contrary to the councils’ policies, were not encrypted.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th February 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Silent calls face threat of £2m fine, says Ofcom – BBC News

“Companies that use automated telephone calls that leave householders hearing nothing can now be fined up to £2m.”

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BBC News, 1st February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Fears of rise in summary justice in spending cuts – Daily Telegraph

“Offenders will increasingly escape prosecution and be handed cautions, fines and other out-of-court penalties when the spending cuts bite, a former probation watchdog has warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Birmingham Bupa home fined over strangled woman – BBC News

“A Birmingham care home has been fined £150,000 after one of its residents was accidentally strangled by the seatbelt of her wheelchair.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Segway motor scooter rider loses legal challenge – BBC News

“A man has become the first person in the UK to be successfully prosecuted for riding a Segway scooter on a pavement.”

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BBC News, 18th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Maidstone Rugby Club fined over eye gouging – BBC News

“A Kent rugby club has been fined £2,000 and deducted 50 points following a deliberate attack which left an opposing player blind in one eye.”

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BBC News, 13th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Kington Horse Show organiser fined over electrocution – BBC News

“A charity which runs a Herefordshire show has been fined £10,000 after an exhibitor was electrocuted at the site.”

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BBC News, 13th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

National Grid fined £8m by Ofgem for false claims over maintenance work – The Guardian

“A double fuse blew at National Grid today as it was fined £8m by energy regulator Ofgem for overclaiming on a maintenance programme, and its staff voted for industrial action over pay.”

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The Guardian, 6th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Alternative business structures face fines of up to £150m – Law Society’s Gazette

“Alternative business structures could be fined up to £150m and individuals working in them up to £50m, under plans outlined by the Legal Services Board.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 4th January 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

BAE Systems fined for Tanzania accounting offence – BBC News

“BAE Systems has been fined £500,000 for failing to keep proper records of payments it made to an adviser in Tanzania.”

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BBC News, 21st December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BAE radar verdict – Daily Telegraph

“BAE Systems will today be sentenced after pleading guilty to failing to keep accurate records of the sale of military radar to Tanzania, the African country that does not have an air force.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

BT fined £300,000 over ladder death – The Independent

“BT was fined £300,000 today after a judge said a ‘significant failing’ by the company contributed to the death of one its engineers.”

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The Independent, 15th December 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

£440k fines after Flintshire scrapyard death – BBC News

“Two companies and a manager have been fined a total of £440,000 after a Flintshire scrap yard worker died after suffering 90% burns in an explosion.”

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BBC News, 13th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Building firm fined over Banbury forklift death – BBC News

“A construction firm and a contract worker have been fined after a man was killed and two others injured at a building site in Banbury, Oxfordshire.”

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BBC News, 22nd November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

First fines issued over data protection breaches – The Independent

“A council was fined £100,000 by the privacy watchdog today for accidentally faxing highly sensitive information about cases involving child sex abuse and care proceedings to the wrong recipients on two occasions in the space of two weeks.”

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The Independent, 24th November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Polluting plant nursery in Norfolk is fined – BBC News

“A plant nursery has has been fined £10,000 after polluting five miles of a stream in Norfolk.”

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BBC News, 18th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Employers of illegal workers failing to pay fines – The Guardian

“The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has failed to create a ‘hostile environment’ for employers of illegal migrant workers in Britain who have escaped tens of millions of pounds of unpaid fines, according to an official report published today.”

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The Guardian, 18th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Courts launch crackdown on fine dodgers – Ministry of Justice

“People who try to avoid paying court fines across England and Wales will be targeted in a month-long campaign launched by Her Majesty’s Courts Service (HMCS) today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 1st November 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Company fined over Doncaster worker’s death – BBC News

“A firm has been fined £120,000 after admitting safety failings which led to a man’s death at its coal processing plant in North East Lincolnshire.”

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BBC News, 29th October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Liverpool headteacher fined over pupil’s roof fall – The Guardian

“A headteacher was fined £20,000 today for an ‘act of folly’ during A-level celebrations which left one of his pupils with a fractured skull and permanent damage to his eyesight.”

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The Guardian, 29th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Cat bin woman Mary Bale fined £250 – The Guardian

“One inexplicable moment of cruelty when Mary Bale seized a cat and dropped it into a wheelie bin was punished with a modest £250 fine today. But the 45-year-old former bank worker may pay the price for her impulsive act for the rest of her life.”

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The Guardian, 19th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Reckitt Benckiser fined £10.2m by OFT – The Guardian

“Drug company stopped NHS doctors prescribing cheaper alternatives to its heartburn medicine Gaviscon.”

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The Guardian, 15th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Fine after Worcestershire worker contracts virus – BBC News

“A health care worker contracted hepatitis C after injuring herself on a needle, it has emerged.”

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BBC News, 8th October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Girl fined for wasting police time after ‘kidnapping’ – BBC News

“A teenager has been fined for wasting police time after claiming she had been kidnapped, sparking a major search.”

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BBC News, 7th October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Law firm could face £500,000 fine over data breach – The Guardian

“The Information Commissioner could levy a fine of up to £500,000 on the London law firm from which the personal details of more than 8,000 Sky broadband customers, 400 Plusnet customers and 5,000 Britons accused of illicit filesharing have leaked in the past few days.”

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The Guardian, 28th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Doncaster Twitter bomb threat man starts appeal – BBC News

“A trainee accountant from Doncaster who posted a message on Twitter threatening to blow up an airport has started an appeal against his conviction.”

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BBC News, 24th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Magistrates in doubt as summary justice rises? – Daily Telegraph

“Magistrates could be ‘consigned to history’ because of a massive rise in the proportion of criminals escaping with out-of-court punishments, a think tank warns today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Goldman Sachs fined £20m by FSA – The Guardian

“The Financial Services Authority has fined Goldman Sachs £20m after the investment bank failed to tell the regulator a member of staff at the centre of fraud charges in the US was working in the UK.”

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The Guardian, 9th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Kevin Pietersen fined by England for obscene Twitter outburst – The Guardian

” Kevin Pietersen has been fined over his foul-mouthed outburst on Twitter last week. The England batsman had reacted angrily to being left out of the England squad for the one-day and Twenty20 series against Pakistan.”

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The Guardian, 6th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Hampshire couple fined after dumping lizards in hedge – BBC News

“A couple who dumped five pet bearded dragons in bin bags have both been fined £1,113.”

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BBC News, 3rd September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Thousands fined for flouting Gloucester bus lane rules – BBC News

“Penalty tickets have been issued to 5,700 drivers caught illegally using a bus lane in Gloucester.”

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BBC News, 3rd September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Compass sues NHS trust for £2.3m in row over out-of-date ketchup – Daily Telegraph

“Compass has filed a £2.3m lawsuit against an NHS trust amid claims the catering group faced ‘grossly exaggerated’ penalties for minor contract failures including holding a fire door open with a spoon and supplying out-of-date tomato ketchup.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Couple fined £2,000 for hedge infringement – The Independent

“A  couple have been fined £2,000 for allowing their garden hedges to grow too tall.”

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The Independent, 26th August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Fox Hayes partners face £1m fine – Law Society’s Gazette

“Eight former partners of collapsed Leeds firm Fox Hayes have been held personally responsible for a fine of nearly £1m which was levied against the firm 18 months ago by the Financial Services Authority and remains unpaid.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 19th August 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Firm fined after worker falls through roof

“A construction company was fined £8,000 today after a worker was left blind in one eye after he fell through a roof, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said.”

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The Independent, 16th August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Call for drug users to face civil penalties – The Independent

“Drug users should face civil sanctions such as fines or the loss of their driving licence instead of criminal penalties, a former government drugs adviser said today.”

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The Independent, 27th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

MP urges fines for credit card firms over child porn – BBC News

“Credit and debit card companies should face fines if their products are used to buy child pornography on the internet, an MP says.”

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BBC News, 21st July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hundreds face fines for killing squirrels – Daily Telegraph

“Hundreds of people face prosecution for killing pests in their back garden after a landmark legal ruling that saw a man fined more than £1,500 for killing a squirrel.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Buncefield companies fined £5.35m for oil depot blaze – The Guardian

“Companies owned by oil giants BP, Shell and Total were fined a total of £5.35m today for their involvement in the Buncefield oil storage depot explosion and fire ‑ the worst of its kind since the second world war.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Today, the firms behind the Buncefield fire will be held to account. But will they be made to pay? – The Independent

“It has taken five years, but today the companies whose negligence caused the biggest fire ever seen in Europe in peacetime and almost destroyed a thriving community around the Buncefield oil depot will face justice.”

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The Independent, 16th July 2010

 Source: www.independent.co.uk

Clay company fined for polluting Dartmoor stream – BBC News

“A clay company has been fined for polluting a stream on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon.”

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BBC News, 9th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Rochdale crushed cleaner firm fined £140k – BBC News

“A Rochdale plastics manufacturer has been fined £140,000 after a cleaner was crushed by a 1.5 tonne pallet of bags.”

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BBC News, 7th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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