Consultation outcome

Reducing litter: penalties for environmental offences

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Detail of outcome

We received 181 responses to this consultation. The government will take these into account when developing further litter policy.

Original consultation


Seeking views on increasing fines for littering, graffiti, fly-posting and introducing new fines for throwing litter from vehicles.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about whether to increase the on-the-spot fines for littering, graffiti and fly-posting in England. We are also proposing new fines for the owners of vehicles from which litter has been thrown.

We are seeking views from:

  • any authority which has enforcement powers on littering, including local councils, National Park Authorities, the Broads Authority, England parish or community councils
  • Local Government Association
  • vehicle-hire companies and taxi companies
  • environmental non-governmental organisations and charities
  • the public
Published 10 April 2017
Last updated 26 August 2017 + show all updates
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