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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

Section 46: Review of the Pubs Code

297.This section states that the Secretary of State must carry out an initial review of the Pubs Code by 31 March following the second anniversary of it coming into force; and further reviews every 3 years after that. Once a review has been completed, the Secretary of State must, as soon as practicable, publish a report of the review’s findings and lay a copy of the report before Parliament. This is in line with the Government’s better regulation objective that all regulations should be reviewed as to their effectiveness and whether they are achieving their objectives (subsections (1) to (4)).

298.Subsection (5) specifies that reviews of the Pubs Code must look at how far the principles at section 42(3) have been met and whether the Pubs Code should be revised to reflect these principles more fully.

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