The Government has announced that it intends to establish the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) to monitor and enforce the Groceries Supply Code of Practice. The new body will have the power to deal with complaints over the way that supermarkets deal with direct and indirect suppliers, both from the UK and abroad. The GCA will be based within the Office of Fair Trading (the competition regulator) but will be independent from it. A draft Bill setting out the functions and powers of the GCA will be published later in the year. Reacting to the announcement on 3 August 2010, the British Retail Consortium said that the new body is “unjustified” and “will just add unnecessary costs”.