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Waste and recycling companies face larger fines with new H&S Act

Companies that breach health and safety legislation now face much stiffer fines following a major change in health and safety law. With the Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008 coming into force today (16 January, 2009), the maximum fine that Magistrates Courts can impose has risen four-fold from £5,000 to £20,000. The Crown Courts ability to impose unlimited fines for health and safety breaches remains unchanged.Dickinson Dees ...