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What guidance is there on sentencing an offender following conviction for offence under section 1(2) of the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013?

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Published on LexisPSL on 09/09/2016

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  • What guidance is there on sentencing an offender following conviction for offence under section 1(2) of the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013?

What guidance is there on sentencing an offender following conviction for offence under section 1(2) of the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013?

Pursuant to section 1(6) of the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 (PSHFA 2013), a person convicted of an offence pursuant to PSHFA 2013, s 1(2) is liable:

  1. on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum (or both), or

  2. on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or a fine (or both)

Note that section 85 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO 2012) replaced the previous statutory maximum of £5,000 in the magistrates’ court with an unlimited fine. This applies only to offences committed on or after 12 March 2015.

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