Commentary

A4.533 Penalties for inaccuracy—categories of penalty

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A4.533 Penalties for inaccuracy—categories of penalty

A4.533 Penalties for inaccuracy—categories of penalty

Penalties are behaviour-related and the legislation defines the relevant key terms, clearly distinguishing between different behaviours, which are divided into categories reflecting the seriousness with which each is viewed (and thus the level of penalty), as follows1:

Category of inaccuracyDescription
Careless
(see A4.532A)
The inaccuracy is due to the person's failure take reasonable care
Deliberate but not concealed
(see A4.567A)
The inaccuracy is deliberate but the person does not make arrangements to conceal it
Deliberate and concealed
(see A4.567A)
The inaccuracy is deliberate and the person makes arrangements to conceal it (for example, by submitting false evidence in

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