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All Covid-19 fines in England should be reviewed, MPs say

Committee says regulations are muddled and discriminatory while large fines ‘criminalise the poor’

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All 85,000-plus Covid fines issued in England during the pandemic should be reviewed, MPs and peers have said, after more than a quarter of prosecutions in the first two months of the year for breaching the regulations were shown to have been wrongly brought.

The joint committee on human rights said coronavirus regulations, which have been changed at least 65 times since March last year, were muddled, discriminatory and unfair.

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