Scottish Government: Scottish Pubs Code and Related Regulations: Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment

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Scottish Pubs Code Regulations 2024

This Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment covers the Scottish Pubs Code Regulations 2024 which are provided for by section 1 of the Act. It also covers the Tied Pubs (Scotland) Act 2021 (Fees and Financial Penalties) Regulations 2024 and the Tied Pubs (Scottish Arbitration Rules) Amendment Order 2024.

This document is written subject to the best available information at the time, based on evidence gathered from engagement with relevant stakeholders.

This BRIA is structured into the following sections:

  • Section 2 covers the purpose and intended effect of the regulations as well as background to the Act
  • Section 3 provides details of the consultation within government, with the public and with businesses that has informed this BRIA
  • Section 4 provides an assessment of the options considered to deliver the intent of the legislation, and the cost and benefits to different identified groups
  • Section 5 provides details of regulatory impacts and EU alignment
  • Section 6 provides an assessment of the impact of the legislation on Scottish firms, the competition assessment and consumer assessment
  • Section 7 provides the summary and recommendation
  • Section 8 contains the declaration and publication statement

1.4 Additional supporting analysis is contained in accompanying annexes and is referred to throughout this BRIA.


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