The Bill, which will set obligations for large retailers towards their suppliers, had its second reading in the House of Commons on Monday (19 November) and will now be considered in committee, before completing its expected its passage through Parliament early next year.
According to the NFU, the government has already recruited an adjudicator to monitor and enforce the code as soon as the Bill becomes law. NFU head of government affairs Nick von Westenholz added: "We will be working with MPs in the coming days and weeks to ensure a good Bill becomes a first-rate Act of Parliament."
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