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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

Section 65: Review of Adjudicator and guidance from Secretary of State

347.The Secretary of State is required to review the Adjudicator’s performance after an initial period of approximately two years, and every three years thereafter (subsections (1)-(2)). Following a review, the Secretary of State must publish a report of the findings and lay a copy before Parliament (subsection (6)). These requirements are in line with the Government’s better regulation objective that all regulators should be reviewed as to their effectiveness and whether they are achieving their objectives.

348.Subsection (4) specifies that a review of the Adjudicator must consider how effective the Adjudicator has been at enforcing the Pubs Code.

349.Subsection (7) provides that the Secretary of State may issue guidance to the Adjudicator following a review. For example, the Secretary of State might consider that enforcement powers should be exercised differently or that the Adjudicator should be more active in giving advice or guidance.

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