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Fly tipping Incidents & % FPNs Paid 2023

Following a recent change in legislation, councils across England have been increasing their maximum fixed penalty fines for fly tipping. However, analysis by reveals these increases are unlikely to have any impact as less than 1 in 100 fly tipping incidents results in a council fine that gets paid.

According to the Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs, councils in England suffered a total of 1,082,673 fly tipping incidents in 2023. To help reduce this illegal dumping, the Government recently changed the maximum on-the-spot fine that a council could set for fly tipping offences from £400 to £1000. As a result, many councils have been announcing a shift to the new maximum.

However, analysis of DEFRA’s data by rubbish removal marketplace LoveJunk suggests these increases will have little effect. LoveJunk found that in 2023 councils in England issued a total...

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