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[F146CPenalties under section 46A: procedure regarding notices of intent and final noticesE+W+S

(1)Before requiring a person to pay a fixed penalty under section 46A, an authorised officer must serve on the person notice of intention to do so (a “notice of intent”) in accordance with subsections (2) to (4).

(2)A notice of intent must contain information about—

(a)the grounds for proposing to require payment of a fixed penalty,

(b)the amount of the penalty that the person would be required to pay, and

(c)the right to make representations under subsection (3).

(3)A person on whom a notice of intent is served may make representations to the authorised officer as to why payment of a fixed penalty should not be required.

(4)Representations under subsection (3) must be made within the period of 28 days beginning with the day service of the notice of intent is effected.

(5)In order to require a person to pay a fixed penalty under section 46A, an authorised officer must serve on the person a further notice (the “final notice”) in accordance with subsections (6) to (8).

(6)A final notice may not be served on a person by an authorised officer before the expiry of the period of 28 days beginning with the day service of the notice of intent on the person was effected.

(7)Before serving a final notice on a person, an authorised officer must consider any representations made by the person under subsection (3).

(8)The final notice must contain information about—

(a)the grounds for requiring payment of a fixed penalty,

(b)the amount of the penalty,

(c)how payment may be made,

(d)the period within which payment is required to be made (which must not be less than the period of 28 days beginning with the day service of the final notice is effected),

(e)any provision giving a discount for early payment made by virtue of section 46B(2),

(f)the right to appeal under section 46D, and

(g)the consequences of not paying the penalty.]

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F1Ss. 46A-46D inserted (26.3.2015 for specified purposes, 15.6.2015 in so far as not already in force) by Deregulation Act 2015 (c. 20), ss. 58(3), 115(2)(c); S.I. 2015/994, art. 8

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