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Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998

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3 Qualifying debts.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)A debt created by virtue of an obligation under a contract to which this Act applies to pay the whole or any part of the contract price is a “qualifying debt” for the purposes of this Act, unless (when created) the whole of the debt is prevented from carrying statutory interest by this section.

(2)A debt does not carry statutory interest if or to the extent that it consists of a sum to which a right to interest or to charge interest applies by virtue of any enactment (other than section 1 of this Act).

This subsection does not prevent a sum from carrying statutory interest by reason of the fact that a court, arbitrator or arbiter would, apart from this Act, have power to award interest on it.

(3)A debt does not carry (and shall be treated as never having carried) statutory interest if or to the extent that a right to demand interest on it, which exists by virtue of any rule of law, is exercised.

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F1S. 3(4)(5) repealed (E. W. NI.) (7.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1674, reg. 2(3)

S. 3(4)(5) repealed (S.) (7.8.2002) by S.S.I. 2002/335, reg. 2(4) (with reg. 4)

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I1S. 3 fully in force; s. 3 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 17(2); s. 3 in force for specified purposes: at 1.11.1998 by S.I. 1998/2479, art. 3; at 1.7.1999 by S.I. 1999/1816, art. 3; at 1.9.2000 by S.I. 2000/2225, art. 3(1), Sch.; at 1.11.2000 by S.I. 2000/2740, art. 3(1); S. 3 in force (E. W. NI.) in so far as not already in force at 7.8.2002 by S.I. 2002/1673, art. 2; S. 3 in force (S.) in so far as not already in force at 7.8.2002 by S.S.I. 2002/337, art. 2

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