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Social Security Administration (Fraud) Act 1997

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14Extension of offence of false representation for obtaining benefit

In section 112 of the [1992 c. 5.] Social Security Administration Act 1992 (offence of making false representation etc. for obtaining benefit or for other purpose connected with social security legislation), after subsection (1) insert—

(1A)If a person without reasonable excuse—

(a)fails to notify a change of circumstances which regulations under this Act require him to notify; or

(b)knowingly causes or knowingly allows another person to fail to notify a change of circumstances which such regulations require the other person to notify,

and he knows that he, or the other person, is required to notify the change of circumstances, he shall be guilty of an offence.

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