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Groceries Code Adjudicator Act 2013

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Introduction

    1. 1.The Adjudicator

  3. How does the Adjudicator arbitrate disputes?

    1. 2.Arbitration

    2. 3.Information about arbitration

  4. How does the Adjudicator carry out investigations and enforce their findings?

    1. 4.Investigations

    2. 5.Investigation reports

    3. 6.Investigations: forms of enforcement

    4. 7.Investigations: enforcement using recommendations

    5. 8.Investigations: enforcement using requirements to publish information

    6. 9.Investigations: enforcement using financial penalties

    7. 10.Recovery of investigation costs

  5. What advice, guidance and recommendations does the Adjudicator give?

    1. 11.Advice

    2. 12.Guidance

    3. 13.Recommendations to Competition and Markets Authority

  6. What are the Adjudicator's reporting requirements?

    1. 14.Annual report

  7. How is the Adjudicator supervised?

    1. 15.Review of Adjudicator and guidance from Secretary of State

    2. 16.Transfer of Adjudicator functions and abolition etc

    3. 17.Information to Secretary of State

  8. How does the Adjudicator handle information?

    1. 18.Confidentiality

  9. How may the Adjudicator be funded?

    1. 19.Levy funding

    2. 20.Payments by Secretary of State

  10. Amendments and transition

    1. 21.Amendments and transition

  11. Definitions and final provisions

    1. 22.Definitions

    2. 23.Orders

    3. 24.Extent

    4. 25.Commencement

    5. 26.Short title

  12. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      The Adjudicator

      1. Status

        1. 1.The Adjudicator is a corporation sole.

        2. 2.The Adjudicator carries out functions on behalf of the Crown....

      2. Appointment

        1. 3.The Adjudicator is to be appointed by the Secretary of...

      3. Deputy Adjudicator

        1. 4.The Secretary of State may appoint a Deputy Adjudicator.

        2. 5.The Deputy Adjudicator may carry out any of the Adjudicator's...

      4. Term of office etc

        1. 6.A person holds and vacates office as the Adjudicator or...

        2. 7.Service as the Adjudicator, or as the Deputy Adjudicator, is...

      5. Remuneration

        1. 8.(1) The Adjudicator may pay to or in respect of...

      6. Staff

        1. 9.(1) The Adjudicator may make arrangements with the Secretary of...

      7. Conflicts of interest

        1. 10.(1) The Adjudicator must make procedural arrangements for dealing with...

        2. 11.(1) This paragraph applies if both the Adjudicator and the...

      8. Validity of acts

        1. 12.A defect in appointment does not affect the validity of...

      9. Application of seal and proof of documents

        1. 13.The application of the Adjudicator's seal must be authenticated by...

        2. 14.A document purporting to be duly executed under the seal—...

      10. Accounts

        1. 15.(1) The Adjudicator must keep proper accounts and proper records...

      11. Incidental powers

        1. 16.The Adjudicator may do anything that is calculated to facilitate...

      12. Assistance from Office of Fair Trading

        1. 17.The Competition and Markets Authority may provide staff, premises, facilities...

      13. Exemption from liability for damages

        1. 18.(1) The following are exempt from liability in damages for...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Information powers

      1. 1.(1) The Adjudicator may, for the purposes of an investigation,...

      2. 2.(1) It is an offence for a person intentionally to...

      3. 3.It is an offence for a person knowingly to provide...

      4. 4.A person guilty of an offence under this Schedule is...

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