Penalties and sanctions: overview
AWRS law introduced new civil penalties and criminal sanctions to underpin the new scheme. This guidance will cover each of the penalties separately.
(Note – further guidance will be issued regarding the penalty/offence for buying from an unapproved wholesaler in due course - this came into effect on 1 April 2017)
As well as new penalties and offences, alcohol may also be liable to forfeiture in certain circumstances. See AWRS150000.