Dawn raid—table of relevant authorities and the scope of their powers for Dawn Raid Response Team members

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Dawn raid—table of relevant authorities and the scope of their powers for Dawn Raid Response Team members

This table provides a quick reference guide to the bodies that have the power to raid businesses, the basis of authority for doing so and the scope of their powers. It also covers the penalties for failing to comply with their requests.

InvestigatorBasis of authorityPowersPenalties
EnterSearchSeize documents/materialsAsk questionsCan use reasonable force to enter, where necessaryCan require the occupier to ensure that the premises are left undisturbed
PolicePolice and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE 1984)
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
Regulations of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

Can also seize otherwise excluded or special procedure materials, if specific permission has been sought. (see note 1)

(General police powers)

(General police powers)
Imprisonment, a fine, or both
Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000
Seized material may be

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