FOI - Enforcement Information

Published

Ref No.: 07 21
Request Type: FOI
Date Received: 06/09/21
Date Responded: 22/09/21
Category: Enforcement Information

Request

Please could the following information be provided:

1.       Number of warnings and enforcement notices issued by WICS for each of the most recent 4 years that this information is available.  Please break down this information by year and the type of notice

2.       Number of orders, if applicable, issued by WICS for each of the most recent 4 years that this information is available. Please break this down by year and type of order

3.       Number of undertakings, if applicable, issued by WICS for each of the most recent 4 years that this information is available. Please break this down by year and type of undertaking

4.       Number of injunctions, if applicable, issued by WICS for each of the most recent 4 years that this information is available. Please break this down by year

5.       Number of prosecutions for each of the most recent 4 years that this information is available.  Please include information on the party prosecuted (name of organisation or individual, type of offence, place/court of prosecution, outcome, size of fine if given)

6.       Number of frontline enforcement officers employed by WICS for each of the most recent 4 years that this information is available. Please break this down by year

Response

The requested information was issued in excel format, details below:

Question 1

Year

Number

Type

2021 to date

2

Investigation: Statement of case from WICS upon investigation of a proposed breach of licence condition by a Licensed Provider.

Investigation: Statement of case from WICS upon investigation of a proposed breach of licence condition by a Licensed Provider.

2020

0

N/A

2019

0

N/A

2018

0

N/A

2017

0

N/A

We have not issued any specific enforcement notices or penalties as outlined in our enforcement and penalties policy. We have, however, carried out an investigation on two separate occasions for a potential licence breach concerning one Licensed Provider. We did identify a minor licence breach as part of one of the two separate investigations. On both occasions, we made recommendations for improvement, which the Licensed Provider subsequently agreed to implement. Please note that the Licensed Provider remediated the contravention in a prompt manner.

Question 2 Not applicable to WICS.

Question 3 Please see information included at Question 1 which provides relevant information.

Question 4 Not applicable to WICS

Question 5 Not applicable to WICS

Question 6

Year

Retail market employees

2021 to date

2

2020

2

2019

2

2018

2

2017

2

WICS does not employ front line enforcement officers. However, we do have two employees who (amongst other functions) monitor the non-household retail market and Licensed Providers' compliance with licence conditions.

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