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(1)The Secretary of State may make regulations to secure the proper conduct of employment agencies and employment businesses and to protect the interests of persons availing themselves of the services of such agencies and businesses, and such regulations may in particular make provision—
(a)requiring persons carrying on such agencies and businesses to keep records;
(b)prescribing the form of such records and the entries to be made in them;
(c)prescribing qualifications appropriate for persons carrying on such agencies and businesses;
(d)regulating advertising by persons carrying on such agencies and businesses;
(e)safeguarding clients’ money deposited with or otherwise received by persons carrying on such agencies and businesses;
[F1(ea)restricting the services which may be provided by persons carrying on such agencies and businesses;
(eb)regulating the way in which and the terms on which services may be provided by persons carrying on such agencies and businesses;
(ec)restricting or regulating the charging of fees by persons carrying on such agencies and businesses.]
[F2(1A)A reference in subsection (1)(ea) to (ec) of this section to services includes a reference to services in respect of—
(a)persons seeking employment outside the United Kingdom;
(b)persons normally resident outside the United Kingdom seeking employment in the United Kingdom.]
(2)Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with any regulation made under this section shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding [F3level 5 on the standard scale].
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