Increased fines for 'litter louts' come into effect

Increased fines for 'litter louts' come into effect
 

People dropping litter, including from vehicles, face increased on-the-spot fines of up to £150 as new penalties come into effect.
Councils across England are being given the power to hike fines from the previous ceiling of £80.
Authorities can also use the penalties to target vehicles owners if it is possible to prove rubbish has been thrown their car.
The government claims collecting litter costs councils £680m a year.
Councils are free to set the level of on-the-spot fines up to £150 per incident but minsters have warned the new powers should not be abused.
The government said local... read more

 
1 April 2018 in Regional, Views: 64
Source: BBC
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