Civil and financial penalties and ancillary orders

Civil and financial penalties and ancillary orders guidance:

Reform of anti-social behaviour powers (2014) The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ABCPA 2014) received Royal Assent on 13 March 2014. It has reformed...

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Reform of anti-social behaviour powers (2014) The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ABCPA 2014) has reformed the tools available for dealing with...

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Collection of fines The collection and enforcement of fines, as well as other financial orders such as prosecution costs, compensation and victim surcharges, is conducted...

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What is compensation? A compensation order is defined in the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (PCC(S)A 2000), to mean an order which requires the offender...

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A director of a company limited by shares is exposed to a wide range of potential liabilities that could arise as a result of their acts or omissions carried out during...

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A disqualification order is made to protect the public from those who, for reasons of dishonesty, naivety or incompetence, abuse their role and status as a director....

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Driving disqualification for any offence Where the Crown Court or a magistrates’ court convicts an offender of any offence it may, instead of or in addition to dealing...

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Exceptions to the ROA Under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (ROA 1974) (Exceptions) Order 1975 (the Exceptions Order 1975), SI 1975/1023, there are many...

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Exclusion from licensed premises Meaning An order under the Licensed Premises (Exclusion of Certain Persons) Act 1980 (LP(ECP)A 1980) excluding a defendant from licensed...

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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is for background information only and is not being maintained. No new financial reporting orders can be made in England, Wales,...

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A fine is a penalty imposed either instead of or in addition to any other sentence. A fine can be imposed in the Crown Court or the magistrates’ court and should always...

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What is a football banning order? A football banning order is a measure designed to prevent offenders travelling to football matches in England and Wales and abroad. They...

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The power of the court to order the forfeiture of property under the PCC(S)A 2000 The Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 is the principal source of the...

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There are various ways in which a director can be disqualified from acting as a director of a limited liability company. The most common of these is to be disqualified...

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Why was the Offender Rehabilitation Act introduced? The Ministry of Justice found that approximately 50,000 short-term prisoners walk out of prison with no rehabilitation...

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The power to award prosecution costs There are several ways in which a prosecutor may obtain an order covering their costs of bringing a prosecution: Private prosecution...

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Liability to deportation Under the Immigration Act 1971 (IA 1971) a person who is not a British citizen is liable to deportation from the UK if, after he has attained the...

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What is a spent conviction? Under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (ROA 1974) convictions may become spent after a specified period of time. The period of time...

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Why have the rules on rehabilitation of offenders been changed? The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (ROA 1974) was brought into force to support the rehabilitation...

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Restitution orders A restitution order enables the court to restore to a victim of crime, the goods, or the value of goods, which had been stolen or otherwise unlawfully...

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Serious crime prevention orders (SCPOs) were created by Part 1 of the Serious Crime Act 2007 (SCA 2007) and are civil orders used against those involved in serious crime...

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The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ABCPA 2014) amended Parts 2 and 3 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (SOA 2003) so as to insert new sections 103A to...

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The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ABCPA 2014) amended Parts 2 and 3 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (SOA 2003) so as to insert new sections...

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What is the victim surcharge? The victim surcharge is a financial order imposed on an offender on conviction for most types of offence in England and Wales. The aim...

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Orders for costs against legal representatives Under section 19A(1) of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (POA 1985), the Court of Appeal, Crown Court or magistrates'...

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The youth justice system The law that governs the system of criminal justice in respect of children and young persons in England and Wales can be complex. In essence,...

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