Thursday, 7 August 2008

Many people have commented on the planned fixed penalty of £110 for overfilling your bin. Most have pointed out the disparity with the £80 fixed penalty for shoplifting. This is indeed shocking, but is unlikely to be a major issue in practice given that the typical recipients of the £110 fine are unlikely also to be shoplifters.

To my mind, the really dangerous disparity is between the £110 fixed penalty and the fixed penalty fine for fly tipping which, according to this, is only £75.

Am I the only one who sees an obvious problem here...?

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