£2bn crime assets and fines unpaid

Margaret Hodge
Margaret Hodge

Almost £2 billion is owed in unpaid court fines and confiscation orders, figures have shown.


Officials chasing criminal assets and other confiscated items worth £1.3 billion expect at least £750 million of this never to be paid because they are either abroad or too well-hidden, a report by the Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said.