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Takeaway shop fined for failure to produce ELCI

11 January 2016

A takeaway shop was fined after for failure to produce an ELCI (Employers Liability Compulsory Insurance) certificate.

Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court heard how the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) was alerted by the fire protection service that the business did not have ELCI.

HSE wrote to the company asking for proof of ELCI, and after several letters and a notice to produce, no information was received from the company.

Gumus Takeaway Limited, of Eastgate Street, Gloucester, did not attend court or enter a plea and was fined a total of £2,000, with costs of £2,360, in their absence for offence under Section 4(2)(b) of the Employers Liability Compulsory Insurance Act 1969.

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