Smokefree guidance

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5. Failure to comply with the law

Upon investigation or inspection, if you fail to comply with the law you could be subject to a fine:

  • smoking in a workplace or work vehicle - fixed penalty of £50.00 with a maximum fine of £200.00
  • no appropriate signage displayed - fixed penalty of £200.00 with a maximum fine of £1000
  • employer or business failing to provide and maintain a smoke free public or work place - there is no fixed penalty in this instance. The matter will be referred to court for prosecution with a maximum fine of £2500.