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So I am clear, did you know the teachers would likely have to take a salary drop? If so, were the teachers informed before paying the £500?
Ok - then it can't be fraud. It is only where one party causes a loss to one party and is dishonest to make a gain for himself.
Therefore you do not need to worry.
If because of external reasons contracts have not been forthcoming that is not your fault.
If you have delivered what YOU promised then that is fine
Just because a third party messes up their end does not mean you are at fault.
Therefore you do not need to worry - it is not fraud.
The Act states:
(1)A person is in breach of this section if he—
(a)dishonestly makes a false representation, and
(b)intends, by making the representation—
(i)to make a gain for himself or another, or
(ii)to cause loss to another or to expose another to a risk of loss.
A representation is false if—
(a)it is untrue or misleading, and
(b)the person making it knows that it is, or might be, untrue or misleading.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?