BT fined record £42m for late installations – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2017 in compensation, delay, fines, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘BT has been hit with a £42m fine from telecoms regulator Ofcom and will also pay £300m to corporate customers for delays in installing high-speed lines.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2017

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Plusnet fined £880,000 for charging more than 1,000 ex-customers – The Guardian

Posted March 23rd, 2017 in consumer protection, fines, internet, news, telecommunications by sally

‘Plusnet, the BT-owned broadband and landline company, has been fined almost £900,000 by Ofcom for continuing to charge more than 1,000 customers even though they had cancelled their accounts.’

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2017

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Thames Water fined £20m for sewage spill – BBC News

Posted March 23rd, 2017 in fines, news, pollution, sewerage, water companies by sally

‘Thames Water has been fined a record £20m after pumping nearly 1.5 billion litres of untreated sewage into the River Thames.’

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BBC News, 22nd March 2017

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Local authority alert sees family barrister fined over data security failings – Local Government Lawyer

‘A senior family law and Court of Protection barrister has been fined £1,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for failing to keep clients’ sensitive personal information secure.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th March 2017

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Conservative Party fined £70,000 after investigation finds ‘significant’ election campaign expenses issues – The Independent

Posted March 16th, 2017 in elections, expenses, fines, news, political parties by tracey

‘The Electoral Commission has fined the Conservative Party £70,000 over “significant” election campaign expenses issues.’

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The Independent, 16th March 2017

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Liverpool ‘lack of care’ home owners fined £80k over ‘dangerous, dirty’ conditions – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2017 in care homes, costs, fines, news, quality assurance by tracey

‘Two brothers who ran a care home where elderly residents lived in squalor have been fined more than £80,000.’

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BBC News, 6th March 2017

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Fines for using mobile phone while driving to double – The Independent

Posted February 28th, 2017 in careless driving, consultations, fines, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘Drivers caught using their mobile phone behind the wheel face tougher penalties from Wednesday.’

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The Independent, 28th February 2017

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Southwark council fined £570,000 over fatal tower block fire – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2017 in costs, fines, fire, health & safety, housing, local government, news by tracey

‘The London fire brigade has said it hopes “lessons are learned” after a council was fined £570,000 over safety failings at a 14-storey block of flats where six people died in a fire.’

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The Guardian, 28th February 2017

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Health and safety: Do higher fines and tougher enforcement make for more appeals? – OUT-LAW.com

‘The introduction of the Definitive Sentencing Guideline for Health and Safety, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences in February 2016 has resulted in a huge shift in the punishment of safety offences.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st February 2017

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Man jailed for shooting cats in Surrey – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2017 in animals, criminal damage, fines, firearms, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed over a shooting spree that led to one cat’s death and left six others injured.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2017

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The legal landscape on cybersecurity is changing with stiffer fines for breaches on the way, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 17th, 2017 in data protection, EC law, fines, news, notification by sally

‘Organisations face stiffer obligations on the security measures they must put in place to prevent their systems and data being compromised as well as new duties to disclose major incidents or breaches they experience.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th February 2017

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UK bosses face tougher punishments over corporate pay rules – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2017 in company directors, consultations, financial regulation, fines, news by sally

‘Boardroom bosses face tougher punishments when they break financial reporting rules under proposals being submitted to the government by the body which polices corporate behaviour.’

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The Guardian, 16th February 2017

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New ‘automatic online conviction procedure’ to be set up by the UK government – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 15th, 2017 in electronic filing, fines, guilty pleas, news by sally

‘People guilty of “low level” offences in England and Wales will be able to accept and pay penalties and avoid having to appear before court under a new online process to be set up by the UK government.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th February 2017

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Computer says ‘guilty’ – online convictions set to become reality – Legal Futures

Posted February 10th, 2017 in electronic filing, fines, guilty pleas, news by tracey

‘Defendants will soon be able to plead guilty, be convicted and pay a penalty immediately and entirely online for certain offences, the Ministry of Justice announced yesterday as digital justice moved a step closer to reality.’

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Legal Futures, 9th February 2017

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Man jailed for racial abuse on Manchester tram – The Guardian

‘Robert Molloy, 20, was sentenced to 24 weeks in prison over the racist attack filmed by a fellow tram passenger in Manchester.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2017

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Taxi drivers face £1,000 fine for refusing to pick up wheelchair users – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2017 in disabled persons, equality, fines, news, taxis, transport by sally

‘Taxi drivers who refuse to pick up wheelchair users or attempt to charge more for transporting them could be fined up to £1,000 under new laws tackling discrimination.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2017

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Councils rejecting parking appeals ‘out of hand’ without reading them – watchdog report – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 6th, 2017 in appeals, fines, local government, news, ombudsmen, parking, reports by sally

‘Cash-hungry councils are “all too often” rejecting out of hand drivers’ challenges to parking fines without even bothering to read them, according to a watchdog report.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2017

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Supreme Court adds to Bar regulator’s legal costs and training headaches – Legal Futures

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has found itself under attack from multiple directions this week, including the Supreme Court announcing yesterday that it would hear an appeal about a case involving claims of race discrimination in its disciplinary processes.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd February 2017

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Companies pay out more than £1.5m for breaking environment laws – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2017 in enforcement, environmental protection, fines, news, pollution by sally

‘More than £1.5m will go to projects that help wildlife and the environment as companies pay for breaking green laws, the Environment Agency has said.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2017

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Schools relax term time holiday rules as one father’s case goes to the Supreme Court – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 30th, 2017 in appeals, education, fines, holidays, local government, news, school children, Supreme Court by sally

‘Term-time holidays are now being allowed by schools in many parts of the country after councils changed their policy fining parents.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th January 2017

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