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Social Security Fraud Act 2001

Clause 4: Arrangements for payments in respect of information

20.The measures allow the Secretary of State to make payments for the information obtained from credit reference agencies and telecommunications providers. Payments may also be made to utility companies but only for the information they provide about the quantities of services supplied to residential properties. The Secretary of State may make payments where he considers this reasonable, and need not make any payments if he does not think that this is appropriate. Any organisation that is added to the list of those who can be required to provide information may also be paid under the same terms.

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