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Environment (Wales) Act 2016

Monetary Penalties

344.Paragraph 8 provides that where the regulations provide for civil sanctions to be imposed they may also make provision as set out in sub-paragraph (1)(a) to (c). They may include discounts for early payment or for the payment of interest or other financial penalty for late payment of the original penalty. Sub-paragraph (1)(b) provides that the total amount of any late payment penalty must not exceed the total amount of the penalty imposed.

345.Under sub-paragraph (1)(c) the regulations may include provisions to enforce the penalties. Provision under sub-paragraph (1)(c) may enable an administrator to recover a penalty or other payment as may be specified in the regulations under sub-paragraph (1)(b) as a civil debt through the civil courts. The regulations may also create a more streamlined process of recovery by treating the penalty as if it were payable under a court order.

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