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Increased penalties for littering and fly-tipping in Scotland

Litter louts will be hit with tougher fines from April 2014 – Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead has confirmed Fixed Penalty Notices for littering will rise from £50 to £80 while flytipping offences will quadruple to £200 from April 1 next year, if backed by the Scottish Parliament.

It follows the National Litter Strategy Consultation in which two thirds of respondents indicated they were in favour of increasing the penalties. This consultation will help shape Scotland’s first national litter strategy since devolution which will be launched in 2014.

Please follow the link for more information: New penalties for littering and flytipping in Scotland

Source: The Scottish Government