Thames Anglers' Conservancy Members Forum
TAC Members Forum
If you have arrived here and not yet signed up as a member,
please register below using your real name.

Please create a Username that is your First Name and Surname eg. "Joe Bloggs"
(This will ensure quicker activation and save us the need to contact you about changing it)

Our Forum Membership uses Real Names only.
Aliases, Handles, Pseudonyms or any other types of made-up name are not allowed.
This helps to keep it an open and friendly place. Thanks!

www.rivertac.org
Thames Anglers' Conservancy Members Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.


Thames Anglers' Conservancy Members Forum
 
HomeHome  TAC Home PageTAC Home Page  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log in  
Navigation
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» Feargal Sharkey accuses Thames Water of sewage 'dumping'
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptyFri Sep 04, 2020 4:24 pm by Ed Randall

» COVID-19 - Get Fishing Again
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptySun Jun 07, 2020 1:04 pm by Julian Jones

» Eel Trap Molesey - 2019
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptyTue May 05, 2020 12:29 pm by Glyn Jones

» GAS STOVES
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptyWed Apr 15, 2020 7:13 am by Keith Collett

» Man missing in Thames at Shepperton
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptyTue Jan 21, 2020 3:27 pm by Ed Randall

» Semi-Tidal Draw off 2019
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptyMon Oct 28, 2019 9:55 pm by Ed Randall

» Citizen Science forum at ZSL ~ 29th October 2019
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptySat Sep 28, 2019 4:19 pm by Ed Randall

» Citizen Crane Forum ~ 16th and 29th October 2019
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptySat Sep 28, 2019 4:16 pm by Ed Randall

» Tidefest match result 2019
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptyTue Sep 10, 2019 8:50 am by Ed Randall

» Closed season retained following public consultation
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptyThu Aug 22, 2019 12:20 pm by Ed Randall

» Houseboat destroyed by fire in Hampton
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptyMon Aug 12, 2019 9:30 am by Ed Randall

» Local tackle shops
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptyFri Jul 05, 2019 1:16 pm by Trevor Rowe

» New Season, New Licence...
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptyFri Jun 14, 2019 12:24 am by Julian Jones

» FORCE Clean-Up in Donkey Wood ~ Sun 14th April 2019
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptySun Apr 21, 2019 8:19 am by Ed Randall

» The Big one - Farnborough 23rd-24th March 2019
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptySun Feb 10, 2019 11:30 am by Keith Collett

» Thames So Full Of Cocaine It’s Pranging Out London’s Eels
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptyTue Jan 22, 2019 9:27 am by Trevor Rowe

» "Citizen Crane" project - sampling dates
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptyThu Jan 10, 2019 8:51 am by Ed Randall

» New Members: Real Names please
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptyThu Jan 10, 2019 8:36 am by Ed Randall

» Semi-Tidal draw-off 2018
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptySat Oct 27, 2018 5:44 pm by Ed Randall

» Thames Water Blitz - 19th/20th October 2018
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptyTue Oct 02, 2018 7:21 pm by Ed Randall

» Citizen Crane Forum ~ 26th October 2018
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptySat Aug 25, 2018 7:41 pm by Ed Randall

» Invitation to the 2018 Eel forum ~ 15th October
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptySat Aug 25, 2018 7:38 pm by Ed Randall

» Mystery of dead eels found in rivers
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptySat Aug 25, 2018 6:43 pm by Ed Randall

» Eel Trap Clean Up/ training 5th May 2018 10am
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptySat Aug 25, 2018 6:40 pm by Ed Randall

» A new address for 2017 ~ forum.rivertac.org
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptySun Aug 19, 2018 12:48 pm by Admin

» Hampton Riviera removed
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptyThu Aug 16, 2018 10:41 pm by Ed Randall

» Roads closed everywhere ~ July 29th/30th ~ bike race
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptyMon Aug 06, 2018 10:14 am by John LeSurf

» *Thames Tunnel (Tideway Tunnel)*
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptyWed Jul 18, 2018 9:56 am by John LeSurf

» new hotel at hampton court means loss of fishing
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptyWed Jul 04, 2018 1:26 pm by Ed Randall

» FORCE clean-up in Donkey Wood ~ Sun 13th May 2018
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptyThu May 17, 2018 10:16 am by JeffHowe

Angling Data View
River Levels
UK Map

Thames Tides

 

 Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal

Go down 
2 posters
AuthorMessage
David Harvey

David Harvey


Male Posts : 5381
Join date : 2010-01-21
Age : 107
Location : Surrey,

Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal Empty
PostSubject: Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal   Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptyWed Aug 05, 2015 9:48 am

Missed posting this one up....

The courts have some teeth Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal 3927873466

4 June 2015

The Court of Appeal has ruled against Thames Water Utilities Limited and upheld the £250,000 fine for polluting a nature reserve.
placeholder

The sentencing decision took into account the profit made by the company to ensure the fine is proportionate.

Thames Water had allowed untreated sewage to enter a 143 acre nature reserve owned by the National Trust within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a site of important nature conservation, popular with walkers, schools and naturalists. Despite repeated alarms in Thames Water’s control centre showing a total pump failure at a sewage pumping station it was 5 days until the company attended the site. The pollution was brought to the attention of the Environment Agency and Thames Water by a member of the public. For 5 days raw sewage flowed into the reserve polluting a rare alder carr woodland and a specially developed newt pond, killing invertebrates in watercourses for up to 600 metres, and closing the reserve to visitors.

Regarding repeat offending, the Court of Appeal said:

To bring the message home to the directors and shareholders of organisations which have offended negligently more than once before, a substantial increase in the level of fines, sufficient to have a material impact on the finances of the company as a whole, will ordinarily be appropriate. This may therefore result in fines measured in millions of pounds.

Anne Brosnan, Deputy Director (Chief Prosecutor) of Legal Services at the Environment Agency said:

We welcome the Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold this significant prosecution result, which demonstrates that businesses need to prevent pollution or their profits could take a hit.

Under the new environmental sentencing guideline very large companies who risk causing serious environmental damage could now face very large fines.

In this instance the company did not act swiftly enough to stop sewage damaging the nature reserve and a significant clean-up operation was needed. This sentence should act as a deterrent. In fact, the Court said that it would have upheld a very substantially higher fine in this case.

Pollution incidents can impact on local communities, spoil ecosystems and reduce water quality in rivers or bathing beaches. Any member of the public who notices pollution can call the Environment Agency’s 24/7 pollution hotline: 0800 80 70 60.

In July 2014 the new Definitive Guideline for Environmental Offences was issued, the guidance which was referred to in this case. This is the first judgement of the Court of Appeal to consider the new 2014 Sentencing Council Guideline for Environmental Offences and it confirms the intention that fines will be fixed taking into account the means of a particular company offender, not just to reduce the level of a fine in a particular case, but to increase it where the company is of greater means.

In discussing the new environmental sentencing guideline the Court noted that in the worst cases, which cause the highest category of harm and culpability,

the objectives of punishment, deterrence and the removal of gain (for example the decision of management not to expend sufficient resources in modernisation and improvement) must be achieved by the level of penalty imposed. This may well result in a fine equal to a substantial percentage, up to 100% of the company’s pre-tax net profit for the year in question….even if this results in fines in excess of £100 million.
Back to top Go down
http://Rivertac.org
Ed Randall

Ed Randall


Male Posts : 3323
Join date : 2010-11-19
Age : 56
Location : Twickenham

Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal Empty
PostSubject: Re: Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal   Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal EmptyWed Aug 05, 2015 9:39 pm

cheers

_________________
TAC Secretary
Angling Trust member #61385
Back to top Go down
 
Thames Water's £250,000 fine is upheld by the Court of Appeal
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Thames Water Fined a record £1 Million for Grand Union Pollution
» Eel Netting fine
» Capture of the Month - February - March 14th
» 34k fine plus costs after 15000 fish killed by farm
» Judge slashes fine over Thaxted river pollution

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Thames Anglers' Conservancy Members Forum :: Open Section :: News Board :: Environment Agency-
Jump to: