Grandfather clause

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Grandfather clause

A provision included in a new rule or regulation that exempts a business that is already conducting business in the area addressed by the regulation from penalty or restriction.

Grandfather Clause

A clause in a new law, regulation, or anything else that exempts certain persons or businesses from abiding by it. For example, suppose a country passes a law stating that it is illegal to own a cat. A grandfather clause would allow persons who already own cats to continue to keep them, but would prevent people who do not own cats from buying them. Grandfather clauses are controversial, but they are also relatively common.
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Alternatively, you can take the City & Guilds NPTC Level two Award in Safe Use of Pesticides which pretty much replaces grandfather rights.
Those failing to do so have lost their grandfather rights, so their right to sell alcohol is no longer guaranteed.
Paribas previously controlled Companies in reliance on grandfather rights established by section 8(c) of the International Banking Act.
To those who still insist on term limits, I'd make a suggestion: no grandfather rights for incumbents.
The duration of grandfather rights should also be reviewed.