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Qualifications Wales Act 2015

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41Costs recovery for imposition of sanctions

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(1)Qualifications Wales may, by notice, require an awarding body on which a sanction has been imposed to pay the costs incurred by Qualifications Wales in connection with imposing the sanction.

(2)The references in subsection (1) to imposing a sanction are to—

(a)giving a direction under section 37;

(b)imposing a monetary penalty under section 38;

(c)withdrawing recognition under paragraph 19 of Schedule 3.

(3)“Costs” includes, among other things—

(a)investigation costs;

(b)administration costs;

(c)costs of obtaining expert advice (including legal advice).

(4)A notice given to an awarding body under subsection (1) must—

(a)specify the amount required to be paid,

(b)specify the period within which payment must be made, and

(c)contain a detailed breakdown of the amount specified.

(5)The period specified under subsection (4)(b) must be a period of at least 28 days beginning with the date on which the notice is sent.

(6)The notice must also contain information as to—

(a)how payment may be made,

(b)rights of appeal under section 42, and

(c)the consequences of non-payment.

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