Fairgrounds to get fairer as Showmen’s Guild accepts CMA recommendations

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The Showmen’s Guild has passed reforms to make the fairground industry more competitive.


The changes relate to rules which will reduce restrictions on how close a rival fair can set up near a guild fair.

The guild will also make it easier for funfair workers to join the organisation and become more transparent.

Landowners are now able to use different amusement operators if they want to change or improve a fair which they think is underperforming.

The guild proposed changes last year, which were accepted by the CMA. These were ratified in a guild meeting this month and have now come into force.

The Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain, which celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2014, is the principal trade association for travelling showmen.

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