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Water Act 2014

Section 73: Section 72: further provision

261.Section 73 provides the Secretary of State with the power to make regulations for enforcement of the regulations made under section 72. Under subsection (2) regulations may in particular make provision for the Secretary of State or a person acting on his behalf to impose sanctions, including civil penalties. The regulations would set out the procedures which the Secretary of State must follow before a sanction can be imposed and provide for costs incurred in connection with imposing a sanction to be recovered. The regulations would provide for appeals against sanctions or requirements to pay costs to be made to the First-tier Tribunal.

262.Subsection (3) states that the regulations would provide in particular for civil penalties of a fixed amount and for further sums to be payable where an insurer continues to not comply with the requirements (that is to continue to fail to provide the required information). The regulations would also include provisions for the process by which a civil penalty and any amount of costs may be recovered.

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