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Fixed Penalty Notices and Fines

Fixed Penalty and Civil Penalties

You may have received a fixed penalty notice or a Civil Penalty. These Notice offers you the opportunity of discharging any liability to conviction for the offence by payment of a penalty.

PAY YOUR FIXED PENALTY or CIVIL PENALTY HERE

The Council will have given a discount for early payment within 10 days.

No proceedings will be taken for the offence before the expiration of four

teen days following the date of the notice. If you do not pay the fixed penalty notice within the time you may be prosecuted for the offence and if convicted could receive a much larger fine. For offence LG9 this will involve civil proceedings.

The fixed penalty amount for offences are shown below and the legislation the fine has been issued under, including discounted rates for payment within 10 days.

Code

Offence

Legislation

Fixed Penalty

Discount Rate

Max Penalty on Conviction

LG1

Nuisance Parking

S6(1) Clean Neighbourhoods & Environment Act 2005

£100

£60

Level 4

LG2

Abandoning a Vehicle

S2A(1) Refuse Disposal Amenity Act 1978

£200

£120

Level 4

LG3

Litter

S88(7) Environmental Protection Act 1990

£150

£75

Level 4

LG4

Non compliance of Community Protection Notice

S48 Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014

£100

£70

Level 4

£20, 000 for a corporate body

LG5

Unauthorised Distribution of Literature

Sch 3A Paragraph 7(5) Environmental Protection Act 1990

£150

£75

Level 4

LG6

Fly posting or Graffiti

S43 A (3) Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003

£150

£75

Variable

LG7

Fail to Produce Authority (Waste Transfer Notes)

S34A Environmental Protection Act 1990

£300

£180

Unlimited fine

LG8

Fail to furnish documentation (Waste Carriers Licence)

S5B Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989

£300

£180

Unlimited fine

LG9

Waste receptacles and putting waste out

S46 Environmental Protection Act 1990

£100

£60

Civil proceedings

LG11

Breach of Public Spaces Protection Order

S67 Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014

£100

£70

Level 3

LG12

Unauthorised Waste Disposal

S33 (1) (d) Environmental Protection Act 1990

£400

£280

5 years imprisonment

unlimited fine

LG14

Duty of Care

S34 (2C) Environmental Protection Act 1990

£400

£280

Fine up to statutory maximum

LG15

Smoking in Smoke free Space

S7 &S9 Health Act 2006

£50

£30

£200

LG16

Failure to display No Smoking sign

S7 &S9 Health Act 2006

£50

£30

£200

Civil Penalties

These are issued in accordance with the Councils policy on Civil Penalty under the Housing Act 2004 Civil Penalty (Word Document, 82.48 Kb) this is as an alternative to prosecution by the Council under the Housing Act 2004.

The penalty is derived from the cuplpability of the offences committed and the harm from the offences and is applied using the table below and is cumulative - each offences is considered and then added to a total.

Range

Starting point

Min

Max

Low Culpability

Harm category 3

£50

£25

£175

Harm category 2

£125

£50

£350

Harm category 1

£300

£125

£750

Medium Culpability

Harm category 3

£350

£175

£750

Harm category 2

£1,000

£350

£2,000

Harm category 1

£2,500

£750

£4,500

High Culpability

Harm category 3

£1,000

£500

£2,250

Harm category 2

£3,000

£1,000

£5,500

Harm category 1

£6,250

£2,500

£12,500

Very High Culpability

Harm category 3

£2,500

£1,250

£4,500

Harm category 2

£6,250

£2,500

£12,500

Harm category 1

£15,000

£6,250

£30,000

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