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Maximum Financial Penalties Set to Increase

The press report today that the maximum financial penalties imposed by Magistrates are set to dramatically rise under new proposals put forward by the Government.

The proposed changes would see the Level 1 (which is the lowest) maximum fine increase from the current £200 to £800. Level 2 fines would go from £500 to £2,000. Level 3 increases from £1,000 to £4,000, and, finally Level 4 (the highest), increases from £2,500 to £10,000. This would include offences such as speeding on roads and motorways.