William Eichler 08 January 2019

New £400 fly-tipping penalty comes into force

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The new financial penalties for fly-tipping, which could see fines of up to £400 being handed to offenders, are now in force.

Fly-tipping cost councils in England £57.7m to clear up over the 2016-17 period. Around two thirds of this was household waste.

A Government consultation found 88% of local authorities agreed a new fixed penalty notice would help tackle fly-tipping.

Whitehall has issued guidance to ensure councils use these new powers ‘proportionately’ and warns against their use as a means of raising funds.

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