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Enforcement in Great Britain

325 Cases prosecuted

or referred to COPFS for prosecution in Scotland, by HSE where a conviction was achieved in 2019/20p

7,075

Notices issued by HSE in 2019/20p

Prosecution cases brought by HSE and, in Scotland, COPFS where a verdict has been reached in that year (2014/15 – 2019/20p)

Year Cases where a verdict has been reached Cases resulting in a conviction (for at least one offence)
2014/15 632 601
2015/16 682 644
2016/17 576 542
2017/18 509 485
2018/19r 395 368
2019/20p 342 325

Source: HSE Operational Data

Total enforcement notices issued by HSE (2014/15-2019/20p)

Year Immediate Prohibition Improvement
2014/15 3112 6328
2015/16 2941 5829
2016/17 2889 6617
2017/18 2896 6075
2018/19 r 2823 6112
2019/20 p 1948 5125

Source: HSE Operational Data

Total Fines for Health and Safety Offences prosecuted by HSE and, in Scotland, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), 2014/15-2019/20p (£,million)

Year Total Fines
2014/15 16207691
2015/16 35118163
2016/17 67995077
2017/18 71569888
2018/19r 55323406
2019/20p 35772074

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Updated 2019-10-16