How effective is the Groceries Code Adjudicator?

Stakeholders have until 12 September to respond to a consultation reviewing the performance of the role of Groceries Code Adjudicator.

Christine Tacon, the current GCA. Photo credit:

Christine Tacon, the current GCA. Photo credit:

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is currently undertaking the second statutory review of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA).

The role of the GCA is to monitor and enforce the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (“the Code”) which the UK’s designated large grocery retailers must comply with when dealing with their direct suppliers. The Act requires the Government to periodically review the performance of the GCA.

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is asking for views on how effective the GCA has been in enforcing the Code and whether it has performed its statutory obligations. You can access the consultation here.

A report on the consultation findings will be published and laid before Parliament.

The Groceries Code Action Network will be sending a joint response to the review. Get in touch with if you are interested in commenting.

Earlier in the summer the current GCA, Christine Tacon, announced that she will step down from the role in June 2020 after seven years in the position.

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