In the Media

Tougher penalties for fine defaulters

PUBLISHED January 3, 2005

An new, tough range of penalties including vehicle clamping will hit people who fail to pay fines, ministers are to announce.

Defaulters could also be hit with automatic docking of wages and benefits and credit blacklisting as part of a drive to reduce the level of unpaid fines, which runs to tens of millions of pounds each year.
In addition, magistrates courts will be given access to the Police National Computer to track down defaulters with criminal records.