Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill – a ‘second shield’ for commercial tenants?

The government has set out their intention to introduce further legislation to assist commercial tenants, thereby providing a further layer of support to those tenants, in addition to the moratorium on commercial forfeiture contained in the Coronavirus Act 2020 and now already in force. The government’s justification for such measures is predominantly to safeguard tenants…

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COVID-19 and Telecommunications Infrastructure – Government Guidance

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has recently published guidance for network operators to emphasise the importance of telecommunications infrastructure in England during the COVID-19 outbreak. The government has recognised the importance of the telecommunications sector during the COVID-19 outbreak. Telecommunications has been included as one of the critical sectors and telecommunications…

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Preparing for the release of the Planning White Paper

Despite COVID-19, currently there has been no update to the release schedule of the Planning White Paper due this spring. Assuming the release goes ahead, what changes will there be for local authorities and what will this mean for any future compulsory purchase orders (CPOs)? The government is planning to reform the compulsory purchase process…

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