Consultation outcome

Groceries Code Adjudicator: extending its remit

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Summary of responses

Detail of outcome

There was not enough evidence to support extending the remit of the GCA, but some unfair trading practices were identified as part of this call for evidence.

We will bring in a number of measures to help protect the rights of farmers and small producers, including a £10 million collaboration fund, and compulsory dairy contracts and sheep carcase classification.

Detail of feedback received

We received 58 responses to this call for evidence.

Original consultation


We're seeking your views on whether to extend the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) to cover smaller suppliers.

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Consultation description

The Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) enforces the Groceries Code. It applies to the 10 largest UK supermarkets and their direct suppliers.

We’re seeking your views on whether to extend the remit of the GCA to cover other suppliers and give similar levels of protection.

See the related review: ‘Groceries Code Adjudicator: statutory review’.


Published 18 October 2016
Last updated 16 February 2018 + show all updates
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