National Minimum Wage: Workers win £2m compensation – BBC News

Posted August 17th, 2017 in compensation, fines, minimum wage, news by sally

‘Workers whose bosses failed to pay the National Minimum Wage are to be refunded a record £2m, the government has revealed.’

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BBC News, 16th August 2017

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UK watchdog seeks to quell fears about heavy fines under the GDPR – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 15th, 2017 in data protection, fines, news by sally

‘Businesses that are responsible for “minor infringements” of new EU data protection laws shortly after they come into effect will not be made an example of, the UK’s information commissioner has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th August 2017

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New law could criminalise uncovering personal data abuses, advocate warns – The Guardian

Posted August 14th, 2017 in anonymity, bills, data protection, fines, identification, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘A new law proposed to protect the privacy of British internet users could end up criminalising the only people working to uncover abuses of personal data, a leading privacy researcher has warned.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2017

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TalkTalk fined £100,000 for putting customers at risk from scammers – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 11th, 2017 in consumer protection, data protection, fines, fraud, news by tracey

‘The UK’s data watchdog has hit TalkTalk with its second major fine in a year for failing to protect customers’ information from scammers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th August 2017

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Firms face £17m fine if they fail to protect against hackers – BBC News

Posted August 8th, 2017 in computer crime, consultations, data protection, fines, news by sally

‘Firms could face fines of up to £17m or 4% of global turnover if they fail to protect themselves from cyber-attacks, the government has warned.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2017

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Single mother to be prosecuted for refusing to pay £85 fine for incorrect rail ticket – despite buying a fare costing exactly the same price – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 8th, 2017 in fines, news, prosecutions, railways by sally

‘A single mum is to be prosecuted for refusing to pay an £85 fine for an incorrect train ticket – despite buying a fare to the stop before hers which cost exactly the same.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th August 2017

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Ministers ‘sneak out’ plans to privatise collection of court fines – The Independent

Posted August 2nd, 2017 in contracting out, courts, enforcement, fines, news by tracey

‘Plans to outsource the collection of court fines have been “snuck out” by the government, putting 150 civil service jobs at risk. HM Courts & Tribunals Service said it was in talks with “providers”, adding that the move would save millions of pounds.’

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The Independent, 1st August 2017

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Four fold increase in fines under ‘busybody charter’ – Daily Telegraph

‘A four-fold increase in the number of fines issued under the “busybody charter” has been described as “utterly alarming”, with councils cracking down on activities such as feeding birds, walking dogs and playing loud bhangra music.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2017

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Crossrail worker death: Firms fined £1m for safety breaches – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2017 in construction industry, fines, health & safety, news, railways by tracey

‘Companies working for Crossrail have been fined £1m for three sets of failures, one of which led to the death of a construction worker.’

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BBC News, 28th July 2017

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Passenger who stuffed £10 into a Barrister’s mouth after being asked to stop pinching snacks from first class trolley found guilty of assault – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 24th, 2017 in assault, barristers, compensation, costs, fines, news, railways, sentencing by sally

‘A pensioner who forced a ten pound note into the mouth of a fellow rail passenger after helping himself to food and drink from a first class train compartment, has been found guilty of assault.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th July 2017

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Regulator secures record £250k fine against global firm White & Case – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has approved a fine of £250,000 on international firm White & Case for failures over conflict of interest and client confidentiality. The penalty is the biggest ever issued against a single firm at the tribunal and followed an investigation by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 19th July 2017

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Pilgrim Hospital impaled patient death: NHS fined £1m – BBC News

Posted July 20th, 2017 in compensation, costs, fines, health & safety, hospitals, news by tracey

‘A hospital has been fined £1m over the death of a patient who was impaled through his rectum on a metal physiotherapy hoist.’

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BBC News, 19th July 2017

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Cardiff NHS hospital staff lose parking tickets case – BBC News

Posted July 17th, 2017 in fines, hospitals, news, parking, Wales by tracey

‘Seventy-five members of staff at a Cardiff hospital have been left “broken” by a court ruling that means they owe thousands of pounds in parking tickets, a campaigner has said.’

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BBC News, 17th July 2017

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Home Office fined £366,900 for breaking pay cap for abuse inquiry chief – BBC News

Posted July 17th, 2017 in child abuse, fines, government departments, inquiries, news, remuneration by tracey

‘The Home Office has been fined £366,900 for breaching the government’s senior salary pay cap when it appointed the head of a child sex abuse inquiry. It was penalised by the Treasury for failing to get clearance in advance before agreeing to pay Professor Alexis Jay £185,000 a year.’

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BBC News, 14th July 2017

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Burger van owner prosecuted after going on anti-Islamic rant and refusing to serve a sausage sandwich – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 12th, 2017 in fines, hate crime, Islam, news, racism, religiously aggravated offences by sally

‘A burger van owner has been prosecuted after he refused to serve a sausage sandwich to a customer who argued against his anti-Islamic views.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th July 2017

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Charities which pester donors for cash face fines of up to £25,000 and are told to ‘restore their reputations’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 4th, 2017 in charities, fines, harassment, news by sally

‘Charities which pester donors for cash face being fined up to £25,000 under new rules introduced this week as the new watchdog head warns organisations they must “restore their reputations”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th July 2017

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Solicitor who took client data to new firm without consent rebuked and fined – Legal Futures

‘A London solicitor who took confidential information from defunct London firm Davenport Lyons (DL) to his new employer without client consent has been rebuked and fined £2,000 by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).’

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Legal Futures, 26th June 2017

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Lighting company fined for breaching competition law through online price restrictions – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 23rd, 2017 in competition, fines, internet, news, price fixing by tracey

‘A lighting supplier has been fined £2.7 million for requiring retailers to use a minimum price when selling its products online.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st June 2017

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Term-time holiday legal battle has cost taxpayers almost £140,000 so far – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2017 in costs, education, fines, government departments, holidays, news, school children by tracey

‘The government spent almost £140,000 of taxpayers’ money on a prolonged legal battle against a father who took his daughter out of school for a holiday during term-time, according to new figures.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2017

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Brexit: Butlins owner Peter Harris gets EU referendum fine – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2017 in advertising, elections, fines, news, Northern Ireland, political parties by sally

‘Millionaire Butlins owner Peter Harris has been given the Electoral Commission’s biggest financial penalty for breaking spending return rules during the EU referendum.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2017

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