Road­works fines dou­ble

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FINES for over­run­ning road­works will dou­ble from £2,500 to £5,000 a day, the Gov­ern­ment has an­nounced.

Trans­port min­is­ter Nor­man Baker re­vealed the tougher penal­ties for firms car­ry­ing out re­pairs and main­te­nance in a bid to cut de­lays and dis­rup­tion for mo­torists.

The changes are due to come into ef­fect in Oc­to­ber.

The £5,000 per day charge will ap­ply for the first three days of an over­run with fines of £10,000 for each fol­low­ing day.

Labour planned to charge firms £25,000 a day for ev­ery day af­ter the first 72-hour pe­riod, but the coali­tion Gov­ern­ment axed the pro­posal.

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