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Communications Act 2003

Section 41: Penalties for non-payment of charges

106.If a person has failed to pay an administrative charge fixed under section 38 and has not paid the whole of the amount outstanding in the period allowed by the enforcement notification under section 40, OFCOM may fine the notified charge payer. In deciding on the amount of a fine, OFCOM are required to consider whether the fine is appropriate and proportionate, and to take account of any representations made by the person concerned and any steps taken by him to comply with section 38. The maximum fine that may be imposed under this section is twice the amount of the relevant administrative charge for the year in question.

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