Consultation outcome: Extending civil sanction variable monetary penalty powers

Environment Agency

December 11
09:00 2023

As a result of the responses received, we have:

Feedback received

Detail of feedback received

We ran this consultation on our Citizen Space consultation website and on GOV.UK for 8 weeks, from 14 August 2023 to 8 October 2023.

The response document sets out:

  • the questions we asked in the consultation
  • a summary of the responses we received
  • what we will do as a result of the consultation

Original consultation


We want your views on our proposals for when we will use variable monetary penalties and how we will calculate them.

This consultation was held on another website.

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

Following the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Strengthening environmental civil sanctions consultation, the Environment Agency want your views on how they propose to:

  • remove the cap for variable monetary penalties in the Environmental Civil Sanctions (England) Order 2010 from its current amount of 250,000
  • introduce powers to issue variable monetary penalties for the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations (EPR) 2016


Extending civil sanction variable monetary penalty powers consultation

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