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Communications Act 2003

Section 392: Penalties imposed by OFCOM

853.This section requires OFCOM to prepare, publish and keep up-to-date guidelines for determining the penalties to be imposed by them under the Act (including any that the BBC may be liable to pay) or under any other enactment, except the Competition Act 1998. Before publishing any guidelines, OFCOM must consult the Secretary of State and other appropriate persons. When determining the amount of any penalty to be imposed OFCOM must have regard to their published guidelines.

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