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Those convicted of regulatory offences in England and Wales face additional criminal court fees from next week

Individuals and companies that plead guilty in or are found guilty by a Crown Court or Magistrates' Court will face additional fees of up to £1,200 from next week. 10 Apr 2015

English retailers to charge for single use plastic carrier bags from October

Large retailers in England will be required to charge a minimum of 5p per single-use carrier bag issued from 5 October 2015 or face fines of up to £5,000. 01 Apr 2015

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Water companies held to be public authorities for the purposes of the Environmental Information Regulations

Three private water companies were 'public authorities' for the purposes of the 2005 Environmental Information Regulations (EIR), making them subject to the same freedom of information requirements, the Upper Tribunal has ruled. 06 Mar 2015

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