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Tied Pubs (Scotland) Act 2021


95.Paragraph 15 confirms that any surplus funds held by the adjudicator at the end of a financial year may be repaid (in full of in part) to the relevant pub-owning businesses.

96.This prevents the adjudicator building up more funds than are needed to operate the adjudicator’s office and meet its expenses and ensures that pub-owning businesses have a financial incentive to reduce the number of complaints to the adjudicator.

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