Search Legislation

Health and Social Care Act 2008

Section 133: Penalty: Great Britain

464.Section 133 amends the Social Security Administration Act 1992. It inserts new Schedule 3A to set out circumstances in which the Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs may impose civil penalties on a person and sets out the power for the amount of the penalty to be prescribed by the Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs. It also introduces the right to appeal for those on whom a civil penalty has been imposed and establishes time limits in which a penalty may be imposed and recovered.

465.Paragraph 2(6) of the new Schedule 3A provides the power for the Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs to apply, by regulations, provision contained in the Social Security Act 1998 in relation to an appeal against a penalty.

Back to top


Print Options


Explanatory Notes

Text created by the government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Public Acts except Appropriation, Consolidated Fund, Finance and Consolidation Acts.


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources