Information Commissioner gets power to fine for privacy breaches – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 13th, 2008 in data protection, fines, news by sally

“The Information Commissioner has been given the ability to fine organisations if their operational procedures cause a gross breach of data protection principles. The move, which had not been expected by privacy experts, follows a Government defeat in the House of Lords.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th May 2008

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Network Rail must pay record fine – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2008 in fines, news, railways by sally

“Network Rail must pay a record £14m fine for overrunning engineering work, despite a plea to have it set aside.”

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BBC News, 9th May 2008

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Commuter fined £69 for standing in first class – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 30th, 2008 in fines, news, transport by sally

“A train passenger was given a £69 on-the-spot fine for standing in a first class luggage area because there was no room in second class.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th April 2008

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Father fined for overfilling bin – BBC News

Posted April 22nd, 2008 in fines, news, waste by sally

“A father-of-four has been left with a criminal record for overfilling his wheelie bin by four inches.”

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BBC News, 22nd April 2008

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New parking rules come into force – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2008 in closed circuit television, fines, news, parking by sally

“New parking regulations have come into force in England despite concerns over the use of CCTV footage to enforce rules and impose fines.”

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BBC News, 31st March 2008

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Smoke ban rebel owner fined again – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2008 in fines, news, smoking by sally

“The first landlord in England to be prosecuted under the smoking ban has been fined again for continuing to allow his customers to light up.”

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BBC News, 26th March 2008

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Father of boy killed in tractor accident is fined – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 29th, 2008 in accidents, children, fines, health & safety, news by sally

“A farmer whose 12-year-old son died in a tractor accident has been fined for breaching agricultural regulations.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th February 2008

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Rail firm fined £14m for holiday shambles – but chiefs get bumper bonus – The Times

Posted February 29th, 2008 in fines, news, railways by sally

“Network Rail’s directors will receive bonuses likely to be more than £100,000 each despite the £14 million fine imposed on the company yesterday for causing severe disruption to Britain’s busiest railway line.”

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The Times, 29th February 2008

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£10,000 fines for employing illegal migrant without check – The Times

Posted February 29th, 2008 in employment, fines, immigration, news by sally

“Employers who hire illegal immigrants can be fined £10,000 per worker from today in cases involving negligence, compared with a previous figure of £5,000.”

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The Times, 29th February 2008

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National Grid handed record £41.6m fine for ‘restrictive’ contracts – The Times

Posted February 26th, 2008 in competition, energy, fines, news by sally

“National Grid, the gas and power infrastructure company, has been fined a record £41.6 million by Ofgem, the energy market watchdog, for restricting competition in the market for domestic gas meters.”

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The Times, 26th February 2008

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Driver faked death to avoid fines – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2008 in fines, news, road traffic offences by sally

“Road safety experts have condemned a driver who faked his own death to avoid paying £180 in speeding fines.”

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BBC News, 21st January 2008

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Hospitals to pay for harming patients – The Times

Posted December 14th, 2007 in fines, hospitals, news by sally

“All hospitals should be fined if patients contract superbug infections or are harmed by medical errors while in their care, the Government’s Chief Medical Officer said yesterday.”

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The Times, 14th December 2007

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Anger as fines from speed cameras soar – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 4th, 2007 in fines, news, road traffic offences, speed cameras by sally

“Almost two million speeding tickets are being issued to motorists each year following Labour’s vast expansion of the speed camera network, official figures disclosed last night.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2007

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Law reaches out to foreign drivers who dodge fines – The Times

Posted November 9th, 2007 in fines, news, road traffic offences by sally

“Foreign drivers will be traced and forced to pay parking, bus lane and congestion charge fines, under a Government plan to address the problem of 700,000 unpaid penalties issued annually to vehicles that are registered overseas.”

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The Times, 9th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

8 in 10 parking fines overturned on appeal – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 29th, 2007 in fines, news, parking by sally

“A huge number of parking fines are being quashed because councils present poor evidence or no proof at all when challenged by drivers.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th October 2007

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Spot fines for thieves ‘stupidity in practice’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 16th, 2007 in fines, news, theft by sally

“A judge has branded Government policy to give thieves on-the-spot fixed penalties as ‘stupidity in practice’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th October 2007

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Thames Water fined £12m for poor service – The Times

Posted October 1st, 2007 in compensation, fines, news, utilities by sally

“Thames Water faces a fine of £12.5million for failing to compensate customers for poor service and loss of water supplies. The fine covers the period between July 2005 and July 2006, but the company has admitted that it failed to deal properly with its customers for the preceding five years.”

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The Times, 29th September 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Cautions and spot fines lead to big fall in cases reaching court – The Times

Posted September 21st, 2007 in cautions, crime, fines, news, police by sally

“Only one in eight crimes recorded by police in England and Wales ended with a suspect being charged or appearing in court, according to official figures released yesterday.”

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The Times, 21st September 2007

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Driver who deflected speed guns guilty of perverting justice – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2007 in fines, news, road traffic by sally

“A businessman who had a speed gun ‘zapper’ fitted to his Range Rover and then denied knowledge of it to police was fined £5,000 yesterday and banned from driving for a year.”

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The Guardian, 31st August 2007

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Parliament war protester jailed over £600 fine – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 23rd, 2007 in demonstrations, fines, news by sally

“The first person to be convicted of organising a demonstration within an exclusion zone around Parliament Square has been jailed for refusing to pay his fine.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd August 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk