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Tied Pubs (Scotland) Act 2021

Section 1: Scottish Pubs Code

10.This section requires the Scottish Ministers to make regulations to introduce a Scottish Pubs Code, which will set out rules and procedures to govern the relationship between pub-owning businesses and their tied tenants. The code will be included in a Scottish statutory instrument which (under section 4) must be laid in draft before the Scottish Parliament no later than two years after section 1 comes into force (which is on the day after the Act receives Royal Assent). Under section 24, the instrument will be subject to the affirmative procedure in the Scottish Parliament, which means that a draft must be approved by resolution of the Parliament before the regulations can be made.

11.This section also introduces schedule 1 which sets out various details relating to the Scottish Pubs Code.

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