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SCHEDULE 3E+W+S Penalties

Failure to supply information to or notify billing authorityE+W+S

1(1)Where a person is requested by a billing authority to supply information under any provision included in regulations under paragraph 2, 3, 9 or 10(2) of Schedule 2 to this Act, the authority may impose a penalty of £50 on him if—E+W+S

(a)he fails to supply the information in accordance with the provision; or

(b)in purported compliance with the provision he knowingly supplies information which is inaccurate in a material particular.

(2)In any case where—

(a)a person is required by any provision included in regulations under paragraph 4, 5, 9 or 10(2) of Schedule 2 to this Act to notify a billing authority; and

(b)he fails without reasonable excuse to notify the authority in accordance with the provision,

the authority may impose a penalty of £50 on him.

(3)Where a penalty has been imposed on a person under sub-paragraph (1) above and he is requested by the authority again to supply the same information under the same provision, the authority may impose a further penalty of £200 on him if—

(a)he fails to supply the information in accordance with the provision; or

(b)in purported compliance with the provision he knowingly supplies information which is inaccurate in a material particular.

(4)Sub-paragraph (3) above applies each time the authority repeats a request.

(5)A penalty under this paragraph shall be paid to the authority imposing it.

(6)An authority may quash a penalty imposed by it under this paragraph.

Failure to supply information to or notify levying authorityE+W+S

2(1)Where a person is requested by a [F1local]authority to supply information under any provision included in regulations under paragraph 2, 3, 9 or 10(2) of Schedule 2 or paragraph 5 of Schedule 8 to this Act, the authority may impose a penalty of £50 on him if—E+W+S

(a)he fails to supply the information in accordance with the provision; or

(b)in purported compliance with the provision he knowingly supplies information which is inaccurate in a material particular.

(2)In any case where—

(a)a person is required by any provision included in regulations under paragraph 4, 5, 9 or 10(2) of Schedule 2 to this Act to notify a [F1local]authority; and

(b)he fails to notify the authority in accordance with the provision,

the authority may impose a penalty of £50 on him.

(3)Where a penalty has been imposed on a person under sub-paragraph (1) above and he is requested by the authority again to supply the same information under the same provision, the authority may impose a further penalty of £200 on him if—

(a)he fails to supply the information in accordance with the provision; or

(b)in purported compliance with the provision he knowingly supplies information which is inaccurate in a material particular.

(4)Sub-paragraph (3) above applies each time the authority repeats a request.

(5)A penalty under this paragraph shall be paid to the authority imposing it.

(6)If, after the imposition of a penalty under this paragraph but before the making of an appeal under paragraph 3 below against that imposition, the [F1l ocal]authority are satisfied that the person upon whom the penalty was imposed had a reasonable excuse for his failure, they may revoke the imposition of the penalty.

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GeneralE+W+S

3(1)A person may appeal to a valuation tribunal if he is aggrieved by the imposition on him of a penalty under paragraph 1 above.E+W+S

(2)A person may appeal to a valuation appeal committee if he is aggrieved by the imposition on him of a penalty under paragraph 2 above.

(3)Where a penalty is imposed on a person under paragraph 1 or 2 above, and he alleges that there is no power in the case concerned to impose a penalty of the amount imposed, he may appeal under sub-paragraph (1) or (2) above against the imposition.

4Where a person is convicted of an offence, the conduct by reason of which he is convicted shall not also allow a penalty to be imposed under paragraph 1 or 2 above.E+W+S

5(1)If it appears to the Treasury that there has been a change in the value of money since the passing of this Act or (as the case may be) the last occasion when the power conferred by this paragraph was exercised, they may by order substitute for any sum for the time being specified in paragraph 1 or 2 above such other sum as appears to them to be justified by the change.E+W+S

(2)An order under this paragraph shall not apply in relation to any failure which began or anything done before the date on which the order comes into force.

6(1)The Secretary of State may make regulations containing provision as to the collection of amounts payable as penalties under paragraph 1 or 2 above.E+W+S

(2)The regulations may include provision for the collection of such amounts (including provision about instalments and notices) which is equivalent to that made in regulations under paragraphs 2 and 3 of Schedule 2 to this Act for the collection of amounts persons are liable to pay in respect of council tax subject to any modifications the Secretary of State thinks fit.

(3)The regulations may include provision that, where the imposition of a penalty is subject to an appeal, no amount shall be payable in respect of the penalty while the appeal is outstanding.

(4)The regulations may include rules for ascertaining whether an imposition is subject to an appeal, and whether an appeal is outstanding; and the regulations may treat an appeal as outstanding unless it is finally disposed of or abandoned or fails for non-prosecution.

(5)The regulations may include provisions dealing with any case where a penalty under paragraph 1 or 2 above is quashed or revoked, and may in particular provide for the repayment of an amount or the allowance of an amount by way of deduction against a sum due.

(6)In the application of this paragraph to England and Wales, any reference to an appeal includes a reference to an arbitration in pursuance of regulations made under paragraph 4 of Schedule 11 to the 1988 Act (valuation tribunals).

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