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Social Security Fraud Act 2001

Delegation of Functions

150.This clause inserts two new subsections into section 115A of the Social Security Administration Act 1992.

151.Subsection (7A) allows the Secretary of State and an authority administering Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit to agree to exercise functions under section 115A on each other’s behalf or to act together in exercising those functions.

152.Subsection (7B) precludes the Secretary of State or an authority administering Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit from deciding on the other’s behalf to offer an administrative penalty.

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