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Tied Pubs (Scotland) Act 2021

Section 25: Commencement

60.Sections 3 (duty to act consistently with regulatory principles), 4 (Scottish Ministers’ duty to seek to make code and appoint adjudicator) and 5 (review of the code and adjudicator’s performance), together with Part 3 (interpretation) and Part 4 (final provisions), came into force on the day after the Act received Royal Assent. This enables the Scottish Government to lay regulations containing a Scottish Pubs Code, and appoint a Scottish Pubs Code Adjudicator, within two years of the day after Royal Assent (as required by section 4(1)). It also ensures that the review processes are enabled and ready for when those things happen, that the relevant definitions have statutory effect, and that the Scottish Government has the power to make other relevant regulations. Scottish Ministers will determine by regulations (under section 24(2)) when the remaining parts of the Act come into force.

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