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Section 9

SCHEDULE 1E+WFixed penalties

This schedule has no associated Explanatory Notes

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Sch. 1 applied (with modifications) (1.10.2014 for specified purposes, 1.10.2015 in so far as not already in force) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 91(5), 139(6); S.I. 2014/2609, art. 2; S.I. 2015/375, art. 3

Contents of penalty noticeE+W

1A penalty notice must—

(a)state the alleged offence, and

(b)give such particulars of the circumstances alleged to constitute it as are necessary for giving reasonable information about it.

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 1 para. 1 in force at 2.4.2007 for W. by S.I. 2007/204, art. 2(a)

I2Sch. 1 para. 1 in force at 1.7.2007 for E. by S.I. 2007/1375, art. 2(a)

2(1)A penalty notice must also state—E+W

(a)the name and address of the enforcement authority on whose behalf the authorised officer was acting when he gave the notice,

(b)the amount of the penalty and the period for its payment,

(c)the discounted amount and the period for its payment,

(d)the consequences of not paying the penalty or the discounted amount before the end of the period mentioned in paragraph (b) or (c),

(e)the person to whom and the address at which payment may be made,

(f)by what method payment may be made,

(g)the person to whom and the address at which any representations relating to the notice may be made.

(2)The person mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(e) and (g) must be the enforcement authority referred to in sub-paragraph (1)(a).

Commencement Information

I3Sch. 1 para. 2 in force at 2.4.2007 for W. by S.I. 2007/204, art. 2(a)

I4Sch. 1 para. 2 in force at 1.7.2007 for E. by S.I. 2007/1375, art. 2(a)

3A penalty notice must also—

(a)inform the person to whom it is given of his right to be tried for the alleged offence, and

(b)explain how that right may be exercised.

Commencement Information

I5Sch. 1 para. 3 in force at 2.4.2007 for W. by S.I. 2007/204, art. 2(a)

I6Sch. 1 para. 3 in force at 1.7.2007 for E. by S.I. 2007/1375, art. 2(a)

4A penalty notice must be in a form specified in regulations made by the appropriate national authority.

Commencement Information

I7Sch. 1 para. 4 in force for certain purposes at Royal Assent see s. 83

I8Sch. 1 para. 4 in force at 2.4.2007 for W. in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2007/204, art. 2(a)

I9Sch. 1 para. 4 in force at 1.7.2007 for E. in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2007/1375, art. 2(a)

Amount of penalty and period for paymentE+W

5The penalty is such amount as the Secretary of State may specify in regulations.

Commencement Information

I10Sch. 1 para. 5 in force for certain purposes at Royal Assent see s. 83

I11Sch. 1 para. 5 in force at 2.4.2007 for W. in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2007/204, art. 2(a)

I12Sch. 1 para. 5 in force at 1.7.2007 for E. in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2007/1375, art. 2(a)

6The period for payment of the penalty is the period of 29 days beginning with the day on which the notice is given.

Commencement Information

I13Sch. 1 para. 6 in force at 2.4.2007 for W. by S.I. 2007/204, art. 2(a)

I14Sch. 1 para. 6 in force at 1.7.2007 for E. by S.I. 2007/1375, art. 2(a)

Discounted amount and period for paymentE+W

7(1)A discounted amount is payable instead of the amount specified in regulations under paragraph 5 if payment is made before the end of the period for payment of the discounted amount.E+W

(2)That period is the period of 15 days beginning with the day on which the notice is given, unless the 15th day is not a working day.

(3)If the 15th day is not a working day, that period is the period beginning with the day on which the notice is given and ending immediately after the first working day following the 15th day.

(4)In this paragraph, “working day” means any day which is not Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a day which is a bank holiday in England and Wales under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 (c. 80).

Commencement Information

I15Sch. 1 para. 7 in force at 2.4.2007 for W. by S.I. 2007/204, art. 2(a)

I16Sch. 1 para. 7 in force at 1.7.2007 for E. by S.I. 2007/1375, art. 2(a)

8The discounted amount is such amount as the Secretary of State may specify in regulations.

Commencement Information

I17Sch. 1 para. 8 in force for certain purposes at Royal Assent see s. 83

I18Sch. 1 para. 8 in force at 2.4.2007 for W. in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2007/204, art. 2(a)

I19Sch. 1 para. 8 in force at 1.7.2007 for E. in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2007/1375, art. 2(a)

Effect of notice and paymentE+W

9(1)Proceedings for the offence in respect of which a penalty notice was given may not be brought before the end of the period for payment of the penalty.E+W

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) does not apply if the person to whom the notice was given has asked in accordance with paragraphs 14 and 15 to be tried for the alleged offence.

Commencement Information

I20Sch. 1 para. 9 in force at 2.4.2007 for W. by S.I. 2007/204, art. 2(a)

I21Sch. 1 para. 9 in force at 1.7.2007 for E. by S.I. 2007/1375, art. 2(a)

10If the penalty is paid in accordance with the penalty notice before the end of the period mentioned in paragraph 9(1), no proceedings for the offence may be brought, and paragraph 14 does not apply.

Commencement Information

I22Sch. 1 para. 10 in force at 2.4.2007 for W. by S.I. 2007/204, art. 2(a)

I23Sch. 1 para. 10 in force at 1.7.2007 for E. by S.I. 2007/1375, art. 2(a)

11If the discounted amount is paid in accordance with the penalty notice before the end of the period for payment of the discounted amount, no proceedings for the offence may be brought, and paragraph 14 does not apply.

Commencement Information

I24Sch. 1 para. 11 in force at 2.4.2007 for W. by S.I. 2007/204, art. 2(a)

I25Sch. 1 para. 11 in force at 1.7.2007 for E. by S.I. 2007/1375, art. 2(a)

12If proceedings have been brought pursuant to a request under paragraph 14, but then the penalty or discounted amount is paid as mentioned in paragraph 10 or 11, those proceedings may not be continued.

Commencement Information

I26Sch. 1 para. 12 in force at 2.4.2007 for W. by S.I. 2007/204, art. 2(a)

I27Sch. 1 para. 12 in force at 1.7.2007 for E. by S.I. 2007/1375, art. 2(a)

13In any proceedings, a certificate is evidence of the facts which it states if it—

(a)purports to be signed by or on behalf of the person responsible for the financial affairs of the enforcement authority on whose behalf the authorised officer who gave a penalty notice was acting, and

(b)states that payment of the penalty or discounted amount in pursuance of the notice was or was not received by a date specified in the certificate.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

Commencement Information

I28Sch. 1 para. 13 in force at 2.4.2007 for W. by S.I. 2007/204, art. 2(a)

I29Sch. 1 para. 13 in force at 1.7.2007 for E. by S.I. 2007/1375, art. 2(a)

TrialE+W

14If the person to whom a penalty notice has been given asks to be tried for the alleged offence, proceedings may be brought against him.

Commencement Information

I30Sch. 1 para. 14 in force at 2.4.2007 for W. by S.I. 2007/204, art. 2(a)

I31Sch. 1 para. 14 in force at 1.7.2007 for E. by S.I. 2007/1375, art. 2(a)

15Any request to be tried must be made—

(a)by notice given to the enforcement authority in question before the end of the period for payment of the penalty,

(b)in the manner specified in the penalty notice.

Commencement Information

I32Sch. 1 para. 15 in force at 2.4.2007 for W. by S.I. 2007/204, art. 2(a)

I33Sch. 1 para. 15 in force at 1.7.2007 for E. by S.I. 2007/1375, art. 2(a)

Withdrawal of noticesE+W

16(1)This paragraph applies if an enforcement authority considers that a penalty notice which an authorised officer acting on its behalf has given to a person (“P”) ought not to have been given.E+W

(2)The enforcement authority may give notice to P withdrawing the penalty notice.

(3)If it does so—

(a)it must repay any amount which has been paid by way of penalty in pursuance of the penalty notice, and

(b)no proceedings may be brought or continued against P for the offence in question.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

Commencement Information

I34Sch. 1 para. 16 in force at 2.4.2007 for W. by S.I. 2007/204, art. 2(a)

I35Sch. 1 para. 16 in force at 1.7.2007 for E. by S.I. 2007/1375, art. 2(a)

[F1Power to amend or modify ScheduleE+W

Textual Amendments

F1Sch. 1 para. 17 and cross-heading inserted (1.10.2014 for specified purposes, 1.10.2015 in so far as not already in force) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 95(6), 139(6); S.I. 2014/2609, art. 2; S.I. 2015/375, art. 3

17The appropriate national authority may by regulations—

(a)amend this Schedule so as to modify its application in relation to penalty notices issued by an authorised officer of an enforcement authority of a particular kind, or

(b)provide for this Schedule to apply with modifications in relation to such notices.]

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