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The Rate Relief Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

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25.—(1) Without prejudice to any other method of recovery, a relevant authority may recover an overpayment due from any person referred to in regulation 24 (person from whom recovery may be sought) by any of the methods specified in paragraph (2) or any combination of those methods.

(2) An overpayment may be recovered either—

(a)by payment by or on behalf of the person from whom it is recoverable;

(b)by an addition, up to the amount of the overpayment, being made to the rate account as rates payable;

(c)by deduction from any rate relief to which that person is entitled (including arrears of entitlement after offsetting under regulation 22); or

(d)where an overpayment is recoverable from a claimant who has one or more partners, a relevant authority may recover the overpayment by deduction from any rate relief payable to the claimant’s partner provided that the claimant and that partner were a couple both at the time of the overpayment and when the deduction is made.

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