This calculator is designed to assist magistrates and judges in calculating the total financial penalty in a case. It is not a decision making tool. General guidance is available on financial penalties and specific guidance is available on:
- prosecution costs
- surcharge – there are changes to the surcharge for offences committed on or after 14 April 2020
- payment of financial penalties – including payment by instalments
The calculator takes account of:
- changes to surcharge values for offences committed on or after 14 April 2020, and
- a judgment of the Court of Appeal which states that the total fine or total length of imprisonment should be used to calculate the surcharge when there are multiple offences.