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Information relating to fines for not working from home.

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First published:
31 January 2022
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Date:  26 January 2022


ATISN 15919

Thank you for your request which I received on 4 January 2022. For the period 27 December 2021 to latest date/figures, you asked for the following information:

•    the amount of people in Wales who have been fined for going into their workplace when they could have worked from home;
•    the fine amount;
•    the amount of employers fined for repeatedly failing to allow employees to work from home;
•    the fine amount;
•    what industry/sector the business is; and
•    the number of fines issued for people not working from home (both employees and employers) during the first lock down and also, how was this rule policed?

Following a search of our records, I can inform you that the Welsh Government does not hold any information that falls within the scope of your request.

Individual compliance under the Regulations is enforced by Police Forces in Wales.

Business and employer compliance with the requirements under regulation 16 (to 
undertake risk assessments and put in place reasonable measures) is enforced by Local Authorities

If you are dissatisfied with the Welsh Government’s handling of your request, you can ask for an internal review within 40 working days of the date of this response. Requests for an internal review should be addressed to the Welsh Government’s Freedom of Information Officer at: 

Information Rights Unit 
Welsh Government
Cathays Park 
CF10 3NQ 

or e-mail:

Please remember to quote the ATISN reference number above.    

You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:  

Information Commissioner’s Office 
Wycliffe House 
Water Lane 

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

However, please note that the Commissioner will not normally investigate a complaint until it has been through our own internal review process.

Yours sincerely