The Government is committed to tackling fly-tipping on a number of fronts. We work closely with local authorities and the Local Government Association is a member of the Defra chaired National Fly-tipping Prevention Group (NFTPG). Local authorities and the Environment Agency have a full range of enforcement powers to tackle fly-tipping which have recently been strengthened. Following consultation in 2016 we gave local authorities the power to issue fixed penalty notices for small scale fly-tipping, and enhanced their ability to search and seize vehicles of suspected fly-tippers. It is the responsibility of local authorities to use the powers available to them. The NFTPG has published guidance which sets out clearly the powers available to local authorities and other partners when tackling fly-tipping.