New blog: Public Spaces Protection Orders, rough sleepers and media storms

November 9, 2015     Leave a Comment

Our new blog by team member Sarah Johnsen investigates the development of Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs). Proposals to develop them in a number of towns and cities have provoked controversy, most especially with respect to the increased powers they provide to fine or prosecute people for sleeping rough. Perpetrators may be given a fixed penalty notice of up to £100 or face prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000. Feelings both for and against the use of enforcement tend to be very strong, she writes. Read her blog.

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