Regulatory and Licensing

Fine of £5,000 for failing to display food hygiene rating sticker

A restaurant owner in Cardiff was fined £5,000 on 27 April 2018 at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court for not displaying its two-star food hygiene rating sticker. Darren Beddis, owner of Brook Bistro, pleaded guilty to six counts of failing to display...

Fine of £60,000 after dead mouse discovered in nursery kitchen

The owners of Positive Steps Children’s Day Nursery in Shellingford pleaded guilty to five food hygiene offences at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on 10 April 2018. They were ordered to pay a fine of £60,000, costs of £1,851.05, and a...

Severn Trent Water fined £350,000 for water pollution

In November 2015, hundreds of dead fish were found in the River Amber in Derbyshire. Following an Environment Agency (EA) investigation, it was discovered that the pollution was caused by sodium hydroxide released from Ogston Water Treatment works which were...

Six-month prison sentence for food hygiene offences

The owner and manager of a takeaway, Kasim Ali Ahmed, pleaded guilty to 12 food hygiene offences committed at Harveys Chicken and Pizza in Kirkham. He was given a six-month custodial sentence on 6 April 2018 at Preston Crown Court. The offences included...

New Environment Agency powers: Zero tolerance on illegal waste sites

The Waste Enforcement (England and Wales) Regulations 2018 (The Regulations) granted new powers to the Environment Agency (EA) when they came into force on 29 March 2018. The Regulations allow the EA to restrict access to illegal waste sites by physical...

Ant McPartlin: Fine of £86,000 for Drink Drive Offence

On 16 April 2018, television presenter Ant McPartlin pleaded guilty to one charge of drink-driving at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court; resulting in a £86,000 fine, a 20-month driving ban, and £255 in prosecution costs. Ant McPartlin was...

Logistics company fined £373,000 after worker is crushed

On 14 December 2015, an agency worker at ERIKS Industrial Services Limited, a logistics company, received crush injuries whilst unchaining a vehicle ramp from a delivery lorry. A subsequent Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found that the...

Plastic manufacturer fined £1million after death of a delivery driver

Glynwed Pipe Systems Ltd recently pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and was fined £1 million. A delivery driver was struck by a fork lift truck while he was making a delivery at...

Center Parcs breaches Health and Safety legislation and is fined £250,000

Leisure giant Centre Parcs pleaded guilty to breaching s3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 after an eight year old child fell three metres from a tree whilst on an organised tree climbing activity. A Central Bedfordshire Council...

£1.1m fine for Poundworld following food safety and heath and safety breaches

Poundworld has received a significant fine after pleading guilty to health and safety and food hygiene breaches relating to a store it operated in Croydon. The company failed to ensure that the premises were kept in a clean condition and free from pests....

Waste Company Fined £13,334 for breach of Environmental enforcement notices

On 5 March 2018, waste processing company, Armabridge Ltd trading as “Skip-It Torbay” pleaded guilty to two offences of failing to comply with separate enforcement notices contrary to Regulation 38(3) of the Environmental Permitting (England and...

HSE fines Brierley Hill Manufacturing Company following Health and Safety Breach

An employee of A J Metal Products Ltd, a Brierley Hill based manufacturing company was injured after his glove was caught in the rollers of an industrial machine, leading to the amputation of one of his fingers. The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE)...

Wollaston builder jailed for fraudulent trading

James Carter, has been handed a 5 year prison sentence for various counts of fraudulent trading and breaching a suspended sentence for benefit fraud. The 40 year old from Wollaston, who has been known by several different names, traded under 8 different...

Crown Censure for MoD following death of Royal Navy Engineer

The Ministry of Defence (“MoD”) has received a Crown Censure after a Royal Navy engineering technician was fatally crushed inside a lift shaft whilst carrying out maintenance work on board HMS Bulwark. The incident occurred on 11 June 2014 while...

Call Centre Trader Sentenced for Trading Standards Breaches

A call centre trader, who operated as Internet Security Direct, has been sentenced after admitting four charges under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 . Narendra Harilal Vadgama misled consumers in order to carry out...

Wetherspoon's meat supplier, Russell Hume, under investigation over food hygiene

Meat retailer Russell Hume, suppliers to Wetherspoon’s pub chain, schools and care homes, are being investigated following concerns over food hygiene . After an unannounced inspection of Russell Hume’s Birmingham site on 12 January 2018,...

TV Presenter, Chris Tarrant, fined and banned from roads for a year after pleading guilty to an offence of drink driving.

Chris Tarrant has been fined £6,000 and banned from driving for 12 months, after pleading guilty to driving whilst under the influence of alcohol. Police officers called at the TV Presenter’s home on 16 December 2017, after being notified by a...

Restaurant fined for serving food on wooden boards

Ibrahim’s Grill and Steak House on Warwick Road in Birmingham has been fined £50,000 for breaches of food hygiene regulations.   The prosecution was commenced after a visit to the restaurant by Birmingham City Council’s ...

PLASTIC BAG LEVY TO BE EXTENDED

It is anticipated that the 5p charge for plastic bags will be extended to apply to small shops as part of new plans for the environment .   Theresa May will this week give a major speech on the environment following concerns about a growing...

HSE targets food manufacturers for inspections

The Health and Safety Executive has warned that it will begin a programme of unannounced inspections across the food manufacturing sector from 2 January 2018.  These targeted inspections will review health and safety standards across the sector and...
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