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Energy Act 2008

Section 8: Offence to carry on unlicensed activities

30.Subsection (1) makes it an offence for a person to carry on any activity listed in section 2 unless that person has a licence, or is a person (such as a contractor or sub-contractor) who carries on the relevant activity on behalf of a person with a licence. However, by subsection (3), this is subject to the exception provided by section 3. Subsection (2) makes it an offence to cause or permit another person to commit the offence (for instance, by getting a contractor to do so). Subsection (4) sets out the penalties for any person found guilty of an offence under this section. These are a fine of up to the statutory maximum (currently £5,000 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and £10,000 in Scotland) on summary conviction or an unlimited fine for conviction on indictment.

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