Decision details

The Environmental Offences (Fixed Penalties) (England) Regulations 2017 Changes to Fixed Penalty Rates – retention of early payment rates

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

This report requests that Bristol City Council increases its fixed penalties relating to the environment from 1 April 2018. These revised penalties will be within the range set out in Environmental Offences (Fixed Penalties) (England) Regulations 2017.

Decision:

Cabinet:

1.             Agreed to continue the Environmental Offences (Fixed Penalties) (England) Regulations 2017 default rates.

2.       Agreed to retain the early fixed penalty payment rate tier for littering, distribution of printed matter, graffiti and flyposting. For the period beginning 4 April 2018 and ending with 31 March 2019, the early payment rate for these offences is set at the lowest rate of £50.00, and from 1 April 2019, the early payment rate for these offences is set at the lowest rate of £65.00 (regulation 5).

3.       Agreed to remove the early payment rate of £60.00 for commercial waste receptacles, bringing it in line with other offences such as repairing vehicles on the road and selling cars on the road.

Report author: Kurt James

Publication date: 03/04/2018

Date of decision: 03/04/2018

Decided at meeting: 03/04/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 11/04/2018

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