Environment Agency civil sanctions limited
Business minister Michael Fallon has confirmed that fixed- and variable-monetary penalties, and restoration notices will, as a general rule, only be made in future against undertakings with more than 250 employeesFallon explained that small- and medium-sized enterprises are often less equipped than larger companies to challenge the basis for such sanctions. There will be no restriction on powers to impose enfo
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In R. (on the application of Friends of the Earth Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the claimant applied for judicial review of the Secretary’s decisions to approve pro-posals and policies prepared under the Climate Change Act 2008, and to publish the government’s Net Zero Strategy to comply with his obligations.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently consulted on proposals to strengthen and improve the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), and has published its response and decisions.