Data gathering: Penalties: Initial fixed penalty
If the person ‘fails to comply’ with a data-holder notice, they are liable to an initial fixed penalty of £300.
‘Failing to comply’ with a data-holder notice means not providing the relevant data by the date stated on the data-holder notice. Failing to comply also includes
- concealing, destroying or otherwise disposing of a ‘material document’, or
- arranging for a material document to be concealed, destroyed or otherwise disposed of.
See CH29530 for guidance on what is a ‘material document’, and see CH29700+ for guidance and examples on assessing penalties.