881. Powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 to require the provision of information.

The appropriate authority1 may by regulations2:

(1)     provide for the exercise, for prescribed housing fraud investigation purposes3, of powers to require the provision of information4;

(2)     make provision about the persons by whom powers conferred by such regulations5 may be exercised6 and, in particular, make provision for the authorisation by local authorities of persons to exercise those powers7.

The provision that may be so made by regulations includes, in particular, provision equivalent to provision made by a relevant enactment8, or provision that is capable of being made under a relevant enactment9, with such modifications as the appropriate authority thinks fit10.

The appropriate authority