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18Person may not be “responsible person” for more than one third partyE+W+S+N.I.

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(1)Section 88 of the 2000 Act (third parties recognised for the purposes of Part 6 of that Act) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (2)(a), after “(as defined by section 54(8))” there is inserted “ who is not the responsible person in relation to another third party ”.

(3)After subsection (3) there is inserted—

(3A)A notification given by a third party does not comply with the requirement in subsection (3)(b)(iii) or (c)(ii) (to state the name of the person who will be responsible for compliance) if the person whose name is stated is—

(a)the responsible person in relation to another third party,

(b)an individual who gives a notification under subsection (1) at the same time, or

(c)the person whose name is stated, in purported compliance with the requirement in subsection (3)(b)(iii) or (c)(ii), in a notification given at the same time by another third party.

In this subsection “the person”, in relation to a notification to which subsection (3)(c) applies, is to be read as “the person or officer”.

(4)Where—

(a)a third party gives a notification under section 88(4)(b) of the 2000 Act (“the renewal notification”) in respect of a notification under section 88(1) (“the original notification”) that was given before the commencement of this section, and

(b)the original notification contained a statement under section 88(3)(b)(iii) or (c)(ii) naming someone who, at the time when the renewal notification is given, is the responsible person in relation to another third party,

the renewal notification must indicate (under section 88(6)(b)) that the statement is replaced by a statement naming someone who is not the responsible person in relation to another third party.

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I1S. 18 in force at 1.1.2010 by S.I. 2009/3084, art. 4(g)

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