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Tied Pubs (Scotland) Act 2021

Offence of failing to comply with requirement and of providing false information

81.Paragraphs 5 and 6 create offences, punishable on conviction by a fine(3), for intentional failure to comply with a requirement to provide information (subject to a defence of having a reasonable excuse) and for knowingly providing false information. A failure to provide information in the way specified will be considered as a failure to comply with a notice requiring the information to be provided.


On summary conviction, the maximum fine is the “statutory maximum”, which was £10,000 at the time of Royal Assent.

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