Penalties - mitigation
Once any of the statutory payment penalties have been imposed, only a SCS officer of Tax Administration and Advice team can approve to mitigate them.
Where requests for mitigation of finalised penalties are received you should make a report within your file, see EM5310.
Mitigation is completely different from any decision to abate a penalty. Abatement is normally the process involved in determining the amount of the penalty. This is not relevant to statutory payment penalties as a tariff system is used to calculate them.
Paragraph 6 of Schedule 1 to the Employment Act 2002 (EA2002)
Paragraph 6 of Schedule 1 to the Employment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002 (E(NI)O2002) (SI2002/2836).