Fraud Act 2006

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Fraud

    1. 1.Fraud

    2. 2.Fraud by false representation

    3. 3.Fraud by failing to disclose information

    4. 4.Fraud by abuse of position

    5. 5.“Gain” and “loss”

    6. 6.Possession etc. of articles for use in frauds

    7. 7.Making or supplying articles for use in frauds

    8. 8.“Article”

    9. 9.Participating in fraudulent business carried on by sole trader etc.

    10. 10.Participating in fraudulent business carried on by company etc.: penalty

  3. Obtaining services dishonestly

    1. 11.Obtaining services dishonestly

  4. Supplementary

    1. 12.Liability of company officers for offences by company

    2. 13.Evidence

    3. 14.Minor and consequential amendments etc.

    4. 15.Commencement and extent

    5. 16.Short title

  5. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Minor and consequential amendments

      1. Abolition of various deception offences

        1. 1.Omit the following provisions— (a) in the Theft Act 1968...

      2. Visiting Forces Act 1952 (c. 67)

        1. 2.In the Schedule (offences referred to in section 3 of...

      3. Theft Act 1968 (c. 60)

        1. 3.Omit section 15B (section 15A: supplementary).

        2. 4.In section 18(1) (liability of company officers for offences by...

        3. 5.In section 20(3) (suppression etc. of documents—interpretation), omit “deception” has...

        4. 6.(1) In section 24(4) (meaning of “stolen goods”) for “in...

        5. 7.(1) In section 24A (dishonestly retaining a wrongful credit), omit...

        6. 8.In section 25 (going equipped for burglary, theft or cheat)—...

      4. Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 (c. 16 (N.I.))

        1. 9.Omit section 15B (section 15A: supplementary).

        2. 10.In section 19(3) (suppression etc. of documents—interpretation), omit “deception” has...

        3. 11.(1) In section 23(5) (meaning of “stolen goods”) for “in...

        4. 12.(1) In section 23A (dishonestly retaining a wrongful credit), omit...

        5. 13.In section 24 (going equipped for burglary, theft or cheat)—...

      5. Theft Act 1978 (c. 31)

        1. 14.In section 4 (punishments), omit subsection (2)(a).

        2. 15.In section 5 (supplementary), omit subsection (1).

      6. Theft (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 (S.I. 1978/1407 (N.I. 23))

        1. 16.In Article 6 (punishments), omit paragraph (2)(a).

        2. 17.In Article 7 (supplementary), omit paragraph (1).

      7. Limitation Act 1980 (c. 58)

        1. 18.In section 4 (special time limit in case of theft),...

      8. Finance Act 1982 (c. 39)

        1. 19.In section 11(1) (powers of Commissioners with respect to agricultural...

      9. Nuclear Material (Offences) Act 1983 (c. 18)

        1. 20.In section 1 (extended scope of certain offences), in subsection...

      10. Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c. 60)

        1. 21.In section 1 (power of constable to stop and search...

      11. Limitation (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/1339 (N.I. 11))

        1. 22.In Article 18 (special time limit in case of theft),...

      12. Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/1341 (N.I. 12))

        1. 23.In Article 3 (power of constable to stop and search...

      13. Criminal Justice Act 1993 (c. 36)

        1. 24.(1) In section 1(2) (Group A offences), omit the entries...

        2. 25.(1) Amend section 2 (jurisdiction in respect of Group A...

      14. Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1994 (S.I. 1994/2795 (N.I. 15))

        1. 26.In Article 14 (compensation orders), in paragraphs (3) and (4)(a)...

      15. Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/3160 (N.I. 24))

        1. 27.(1) In Article 38(2) (Group A offences), omit the entries...

        2. 28.(1) Amend Article 39 (jurisdiction in respect of Group A...

      16. Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (c. 6)

        1. 29.In section 130 (compensation orders), in subsections (5) and (6)(a),...

      17. Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11)

        1. 30.(1) In Schedule 9 (scheduled offences), in paragraph 10, at...

        2. 31.(1) In Schedule 12 (compensation), in paragraph 12(1), omit “...

      18. Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (c. 43)

        1. 32.(1) In Schedule 6 (trigger offences), in paragraph 1, omit...

      19. Armed Forces Act 2001 (c. 19)

        1. 33.In section 2(9) (definition of prohibited articles for purposes of...

      20. Licensing Act 2003 (c. 17)

        1. 34.In Schedule 4 (personal licence: relevant offences), after paragraph 20...

      21. Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004 (c. 19)

        1. 35.(1) In section 14(2) (offences giving rise to immigration officer's...

      22. Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (c. 15)

        1. 36.In section 76 (financial reporting orders: making), in subsection (3),...

        2. 37.In section 78 (financial reporting orders: making in Northern Ireland),...

      23. Gambling Act 2005 (c. 19)

        1. 38.After paragraph 3 of Schedule 7 (relevant offences) insert— An offence under the Fraud Act 2006.

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Transitional provisions and savings

      1. Maximum term of imprisonment for offences under this Act

        1. 1.In relation to an offence committed before the commencement of...

      2. Increase in penalty for fraudulent trading

        1. 2.Section 10 does not affect the penalty for any offence...

      3. Abolition of deception offences

        1. 3.(1) Paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 does not affect any...

      4. Scope of offences relating to stolen goods under the Theft Act 1968 (c. 60)

        1. 4.Nothing in paragraph 6 of Schedule 1 affects the operation...

      5. Dishonestly retaining a wrongful credit under the Theft Act 1968

        1. 5.Nothing in paragraph 7 of Schedule 1 affects the operation...

      6. Scope of offences relating to stolen goods under the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 (c. 16 (N.I.))

        1. 6.Nothing in paragraph 11 of Schedule 1 affects the operation...

      7. Dishonestly retaining a wrongful credit under the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969

        1. 7.Nothing in paragraph 12 of Schedule 1 affects the operation...

      8. Limitation periods under the Limitation Act 1980 (c. 58)

        1. 8.Nothing in paragraph 18 of Schedule 1 affects the operation...

      9. Limitation periods under the Limitation (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/1339 (N.I. 11))

        1. 9.Nothing in paragraph 22 of Schedule 1 affects the operation...

      10. Scheduled offences under the Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11)

        1. 10.Nothing in paragraph 30 of Schedule 1 affects the operation...

      11. Powers of arrest under Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004 (c. 19)

        1. 11.(1) Nothing in paragraph 35 of Schedule 1 affects the...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Repeals and revocations