5. False claims to be licensed or exempt
Past version: effective from 14/06/2015 - 13/06/2015
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(1) A person who is neither a licensed person nor, in relation to the controlled activity in question, an exempt person commits a contravention of these Regulations if he —
(a) describes himself (in whatever terms) as a licensed person;
(b) describes himself (in whatever terms) as an exempt person in relation to the controlled activity; or
(c) behaves, or otherwise holds himself out, in a manner which indicates (or which is reasonably likely to be understood as indicating) that he is —
(i) a licensed person; or
(ii) an exempt person in relation to the controlled activity.
(2) A person who commits the contravention set out in subsection (1) shall be liable to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard fines scale.
(3) In proceedings in respect of a contravention under subsection (1), it is a defence for the person accused of the contravention to show that he took all reasonable precautions and exercised all due diligence to avoid committing the contravention.