Dawn raid—table of relevant authorities and the scope of their powers

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Dawn raid—table of relevant authorities and the scope of their powers

This Practice Note provides a quick reference guide to the bodies that have the power to raid organisations, their authority for doing so and the scope of their powers. It also covers the penalties for failing to comply with their requests. For more detailed information in respect of each authority, see Practice Notes—Dealing with dawn raids by the police, Dealing with dawn raids by the Financial Conduct Authority, Dealing with dawn raids by the Serious Fraud Office, Dealing with dawn raids by HM Revenue & Customs, Dealing with dawn raids by the Competition and Markets Authority, and Dealing with dawn raids by the Health and Safety Executive.

In the table, Y indicates that the body does have the respective power, whereas N indicates that it does not.

See below for notes and references.

InvestigatorBasis of authorityPowersPenalties
EnterSearchSeize documents / materialsAsk questionsUse reasonable force to enter, where necessaryRequire the occupier to ensure the premises are left undisturbed
PolicePolice and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE 1984)
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
YYY
Can also

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