Enforcement policy

Deciding what level of enforcement action is appropriate

There are a range of potential enforcement outcomes. The option chosen varies from no action through to proceedings in court. Examples of the main types of action that can be considered are shown below:

  • No action
  • Informal action
  • Simple caution
  • Fixed penalty notices
  • Formal notice / orders
  • Seizure of goods / equipment
  • Refusals / suspension / revocation of a licence
  • Prosecution
  • Injunctive actions