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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Section 107: Order made: reconsideration of available amount

178.Section 107 applies where the court made a confiscation order for an amount lower than the accused’s assessed benefit because there was insufficient realisable property to satisfy an order in the full amount. The prosecutor may apply to the court for the court to recalculate the available amount. Any number of applications may be made and there is no limitation to the time when an application may be made (in contrast to sections 104 to 106, under which application must be made within six years of the accused’s conviction). If the court calculates that the available amount has increased, it may vary the amount payable under the confiscation order but may not increase it beyond the accused’s assessed benefit (meaning either the benefit assessed when the confiscation order was originally made or when it was increased on a revaluation under section 106).. Subsection (4) requires the court to have regard to any fine or order as set out in section 97(3) imposed on the accused following the original conviction (because these may affect the amount the accused is able to pay). However, subsection (5) contains similar technical provisions to section 106(9) to prevent allowance being made twice in the accused’s favour for the same compensation order.

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