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Fixed Penalty Notices Review 2023

The Environmental Offences (Fixed Penalties) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2023 came into force on 31st July 2023 which gives the council the ability to increase fixed penalties for a number of environmental crime offences. This report considers the recommendation to increase a number of fixed penalties for environmental offences and to offer an payment discount.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/08/2023

Decision due: 5 Oct 2023 by Executive Councillor for Climate Action and Environment

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Climate Action and Environment

Department: Communities Group

Contact: Wendy Johnston, Community Engagement and Enforcement Manager Email: wendy.johnston@cambridge.gov.uk.

Additional Information: Requested for pre-scrutiny by Cllrs Hauk & Glasberg.

Background Information: The council have been issuing fixed penalty notices (FPNs) for a variety of environmental offences including littering, flytipping and abandoned vehicles for over fifteen years. In this time period fixed penalties have generally been set at the maximum level set out in legislation and all have included a discount of 40% for those that pay early (i.e. within 10 days of the FPN being issued). Recently legislation has been created which amends the maximum level available for a number of fixed penalty notices.


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