Equality Act 2010

Prospective

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11(1)If the Secretary of State decides that a person is liable to a penalty the Secretary of State must notify the person.E+W+S

(2)The notification must—

(a)state the Secretary of State's reasons for the decision;

(b)state the amount of the penalty;

(c)specify the date by which and manner in which the penalty must be paid;

(d)explain how the person may object to the penalty.

(3)The person may give the Secretary of State notice of objection to the penalty on the ground that—

(a)the person is not liable to the penalty, or

(b)the amount of the penalty is too high.

(4)A notice of objection must—

(a)be in writing;

(b)give the reasons for the objection;

(c)be given before the end of the period prescribed for the purposes of this sub-paragraph.

(5)On considering a notice of objection the Secretary of State may—

(a)cancel the penalty;

(b)reduce the amount of the penalty;

(c)do neither of those things.

(6)The Secretary of State must inform the objector of the decision under sub-paragraph (5) before the end of the period prescribed for the purposes of this sub-paragraph (or such longer period as is agreed with the objector).