Released 27 April 2021
The Government cross-party Joint Committee on Human Rights says that every Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) issued under coronavirus Regulations must be reviewed.
Penalties of up to £10,000 may be sought, and the committee believes that many are muddled, discriminatory and unfair. The Committee is therefore calling for:
•A comprehensive review of all FPNs which have been issued;
•a mechanism to challenge new FPNs;
•a decision that no criminal record should result from Covid-19 FPNs; and
•an assessment of income for big fines.
Further details, including a link to the Joint Committee report, can be found at https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/93/human-rights-joint-committee/news/154842/joint-committee-on-human-rights-every-fixed-penalty-notice-issued-under-coronavirus-regulations-must-be-reviewed/.