In the Media

Well-paid could face higher fines

PUBLISHED January 14, 2005

Higher earners will face increased fines for minor offences, if government plans become law.

A scheme for calculating fines that would take into account an offender's income is proposed in the Management of Offenders Bill, published on Thursday.
Under the bill, the maximum fine for an offence like failing to stop after an accident would triple to £15,000.