COVID-19: Permitted development to go

Pubs and restaurants are now able to operate as hot food takeaways under changes to permitted development rules brought into force on 24 March 2020. The Town and Country Planning Act (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2020 follows a series of announcements by the Government to support businesses forced to close amid the current…

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PROCUREMENT POLICY NOTICE 02/20 AND COVID-19

On 20th March the government released the second Procurement Policy Notice (PPN) of the year in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. PPN 02/20 provides guidance to contracting authorities to review their contracts and ensure service continuity by financially supporting those suppliers that are struggling to remain financially stable due to the outbreak of COVID-19….

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Coronavirus Bill: Local Authority Meetings

In committee stage in the Commons on 23 March, an amendment was made bringing in a new clause which deals with local authority meetings. Summary of clause: The Secretary of State and Welsh Ministers will be able to make regulations relating to— (a) requirements to hold local authority meetings (b) the times at or by…

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