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Tied Pubs (Scotland) Act 2021

Section 2: Scottish Pubs Code Adjudicator

12.This section establishes a Scottish Pubs Code Adjudicator (a separate office from the Pubs Code Adjudicator that governs a Pubs Code in England and Wales). The adjudicator’s role is to apply the code and consider disputes and alleged breaches. The section also introduces schedule 2 which contains details of the adjudicator’s role and powers etc., including the adjudicator’s power to impose a levy on pub-owning businesses.

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