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Groceries Code Adjudicator

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL15236, tabled on 11 April 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the Groceries Code Adjudicator.

Answered on

29 April 2019

The Groceries Code Adjudicator Act 2013 requires the Government to conduct and consult on a review every three years into the operational effectiveness of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA). The Act specifies the issues which the review must address and who must be consulted as part of the review.

The first statutory review covered the period from the creation of the GCA (in June 2013), to 31 March 2016. It found that the GCA is regarded as an exemplary modern regulator with an international reputation. The Government response to the review was published in July 2017 –

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/groceries-code-adjudicator-statutory-review-2013-to-2016 (copy attached)

The second statutory review of the GCA will cover the period from 1st April 2016 to 31 March 2019.

The Government will launch the second review shortly. We will ensure all those with an interest have an opportunity to contribute.