The Groceries Code Adjudication Bill
A Bill was introduced in Parliament on 10 May 2012 to introduce the new Groceries Code Adjudication.
The creation of a new Adjudicator is designed to strengthen protection for farmers and suppliers. It will ensure that large retailers treat them fairly by lawfully adhering to the Groceries Code. If a retailer is found to have breached the Groceries Code then the Adjudicator would have wide ranging powers to effect remedies such as:
- Issuing recommendations to solve the dispute.
- Naming and shaming the offenders by publishing information.
- Imposing fines (if the Secretary of State considers that the other solutions aren’t working and grants the Adjudicator this power).
Join the conversation on Twitter using #gcabill and follow the progress of the Bill at Parliament website: Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill [HL] 2012-13.
blog comments powered by