Mitigation: what is mitigation
Once we have
- found a contravention, see CCPG11010,
- established that there is no reasonable excuse, see CCPG11700, and
- decided that a penalty is appropriate, see CCPG27200,
we will decide on the amount of that penalty, see CCPG27300.
We must then consider mitigation.
Mitigation is the process that we use to reduce a penalty to an amount that is fair and proportionate to the circumstances of the individual case.
It allows us to take account of some mitigating factors surrounding a contravention. However, the law prevents account being taken of certain factors, see CCPG11820.
See CCPG30400 for detailed operational guidance on mitigation.