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Private firms issue 86% of councils' 250,000 fines for dropping litter

Private firms issue 86% of councils' 250,000 fines for dropping litter
Saturday 17
13:51 2019

Rise in number of local authorities using companies to police streets for littering The number of litter fines issued by councils has almost quadrupled in six years, with more than 250,000 handed out last year. The rise coincides with a growth in the number of local authorities in England and Wales employing private companies to police the streets for littering. A freedom of information (FoI) request from the civil liberties group Manifesto Club found that 250,676 fines were issued in 2018, 86% by private companies. The group said private wardens had an “incentive to issue as many fines as possible” ...

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Summary: Rise in number of local authorities using companies to police streets for littering The number of litter fines issued by councils has almost quadrupled in six years, with more than 250,000 handed out last year. The rise coincides with a growth in the number of local authorities in England and ...

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