EU orders Germany to recover illegal aid from large electricity users

The Commission said the network charges exemption given in 2012/13 was against state aid rules

EU takes UK to court over illegal air pollution levels

France, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Romania have also been referred to court for breaching air quality levels

Freight transport boss banned after using red diesel

Scott McClung, 47 has been prohibited from acting as a director for nine years

Kent waste firms fined £44,000 for illegal activity

Two waste companies in Kent have been ordered to pay a total of more than £44,000 for illegal activity. Fastrac Contractors and Utilities Limited were found guilty of tipping waste on flood plain near the River Medway, the Environment Agency said. Charges were brought against both firms when an investigation found building waste and rubble […]

Surrey waste firm ordered to pay £19k

A waste company in Worcester Park has been ordered to pay £19,000 in fines and costs for operating an illegal waste site. The firm, Feely Skip & Grab Hire, pleaded guilty at Guildford Crown Court this week. Charges were brought when an Environment Agency investigation found the site operating without an environmental permit or exemption. Company […]

Oxfordshire firms fined £21k for illegal waste

Two firms have been ordered to pay a total of £21,000 for illegally depositing 3,000 tonnes of waste at a farm in Bampton. Francis Stewart-Wood, the landowner of Elmwood Farm and Stephen Radband, a director of SJ Radband Haulage, appeared before Oxford Crown Court last week. The waste, known in the industry as ‘trommel fines’, […]

‘Stop and searches’ to crack down waste crime

A taskforce from the Environment Agency set up stop and searches and visiting waste sites yesterday to crack down on waste crime that undercuts legitimate businesses and affects local communities. Given the code name ‘Operation Cyclone’, it aims to stop the supply of waste to illegal sites, gather intelligence and encourage people to report the […]