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Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008

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  1. Introduction

    1. Summary and Background

  2. Territorial Extent

    1. Territorial Application: Wales

    2. Territorial Application: Scotland

    3. Territorial Application: Northern Ireland

  3. Commentary on Sections

    1. Part 1: Local Better Regulation Office

      1. Establishment of

        1. Section 1:

        2. Section 2: Dissolution of the company

      2. Definitions

        1. Section 3: “Local Authority”

        2. Section 4: “Relevant function”

      3. General functions of

        1. Section 5: Objective relating to general functions

        2. Section 6: Guidance to local authorities

        3. Section 7: Guidance to local authorities: enforcement

        4. Section 8: Financial support and assistance to local authorities

        5. Section 9: Advice to Ministers of the Crown

        6. Section 10: Advice to Welsh Ministers

      4. Function relating to enforcement priorities

        1. Section 11: Enforcement priorities

      5. Matters relating to the exercise of ’s functions

        1. Section 12: Relationship with other regulators

        2. Section 13: Duty not to impose burdens

        3. Section 14: Ancillary powers

      6. Ministerial powers in relation to

        1. Section 15: Guidance or directions by the Secretary of State

        2. Section 16: Guidance or directions by Welsh Ministers

      7. Supplementary and general

        1. Section 17: Review of

        2. Section 18: Power to dissolve

        3. Section 19: Dissolution of : tax

        4. Section 20: Orders under Part 1

    2. Part 2: Co-Ordination of Regulatory Enforcement

      1. Introduction

        1. Section 22: Scope of Part 2

        2. Section 23: “Local Authority”

        3. Section 24:  “Relevant function”

      2. Primary Authorities

        1. Section 25:  Primary authorities

        2. Section 26: Nomination of primary authorities

      3. Functions of primary authorities

        1. Section 27: Advice and guidance

        2. Section 28: Enforcement action

        3. Schedule 4

        4. Section 29: Enforcement action: exclusions

        5. Section 30: Inspection plans

      4. Primary authorities: supplementary

        1. Section 31: Power to charge

        2. Section 32: support

      5. General

        1. Section 33: guidance

        2. Section 34: Orders under Part 2

        3. Section 35: Interpretation of Part 2

    3. Part Three: Civil Sanctions

      1. Section 36: Power to make orders providing for civil sanctions

      2. Section 37: “Regulator”

        Section 38: “Relevant Offence”

        Schedule 5: Designated regulators

        Schedule 6: Enactments specified for the purposes of orders under Part 3

      3. Section 39: Fixed monetary penalties

      4. Section 40: Fixed monetary penalties: procedure

      5. Section 41: Fixed monetary penalties: criminal proceedings and conviction

      6. Section 42: Discretionary requirements

      7. Section 43: Discretionary requirements: procedure

      8. Section 44: Discretionary requirements: criminal proceedings and conviction

      9. Section 45: Discretionary requirement: enforcement

      10. Section 46: Stop notices

      11. Section 47: Stop notices: procedure

      12. Section 48: Stop notices: compensation

      13. Section 49: Stop notices: enforcement

      14. Section 50: Enforcement undertakings

      15. Section 51: Combination of sanctions

      16. Section 52: Monetary penalties

      17. Section 53: Costs recovery

      18. Section 54: Appeals

      19. Section 55: Other provision

      20. Section 56: Excluded provision: Scotland

      21. Section 57: Excluded provision: Northern Ireland

      22. Section 58: Consultation and consent: Scotland

      23. Section 59: Consultation and consent: Wales

      24. Section 60: Consultation: general

      25. Section 61: Parliamentary and Assembly procedure

      26. Section 62: Offences under subordinate legislation

      27. Schedule 7: Enactments specified for the purpose of section 62

      28. Section 63: Guidance as to use of civil sanctions

      29.  Section 64: Guidance as to enforcement of relevant offences

      30. Section 65: Publication of enforcement action

      31. Section 66: Compliance with regulatory principles

      32. Section 67: Review

      33. Section 68: Suspension

      34. Section 69: Payment of penalties into Consolidated Fund

      35. Section 70: Disclosure of information

      36. Section 71: Interpretation of Part 3

    4. Part 4: Regulatory Burdens

      1. Section 72: Duty not to impose or maintain unnecessary burdens

      2. Section 73: Functions to which section 72 applies

    5. Part 5: General

      1. Section 75: Commencement

        1. Hansard References

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