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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

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71Power to grant exemptions from Pubs Code

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(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations provide that the Pubs Code does not, or specified provisions of the Pubs Code do not, apply in relation to—

(a)the dealings of pub-owning businesses—

(i)with tied pub tenants of a specified description, or

(ii)in relation to tied pubs of a specified description;

(b)the dealings of a specified pub-owning business or pub-owning businesses of a specified description—

(i)with their tied pub tenants or tied pub tenants of a specified description, or

(ii)in relation to their tied pubs or tied pubs of a specified description.

(2)Regulations under subsection (1) may, in particular, specify a description of pub-owning businesses or tied pub tenants by reference to—

(a)the nature of the tenancy or licence, or

(b)the nature of any other contractual agreement entered (or to be entered) into by the tied pub tenant with the pub-owning business, or a person nominated by that business, in connection with the tenancy or licence.

(3)The regulations may provide for circumstances in which a tied pub of a specified description is to be disregarded for the purposes of determining under section 69 whether a person is a pub-owning business.

(4)In this section “specified” means specified in regulations.

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