£1.8bn fines and orders outstanding

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Nearly £2 billion in court fines and confiscation orders remains unpaid, new figures have shown, while the Government has admitted it needs to do more to tackle the debt.

The total value of outstanding fines and orders imposed at the end of the 2011-2012 period was £1.8 billion, a slight dip from the £1.9 billion remaining at the start of the year, said Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS).