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03 Aug 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - New guidance for temporary off-sales.

The Government have today (Monday 3rd August) published new guidance relating to the alcohol licensing provisions in the Business and Planning Act 2020.The provisions in the Act temporarily modify the Licensing Act 2003 to provide an automatic e...

23 Jul 2020

What you need to know - Business and Planning Act (aka Pavement Cafe Act)

We have previously reported on the progress of the Planning and Business Bill through Parliament.The Business and Planning Bill 2019-21 has received Royal Assent today (Wednesday 22nd July 2020) and its provisions come into effect immediately unde...

20 Jul 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Business and Planning Bill (aka Pavement Cafe Bill)

We have previously reported on the progress of the Planning and Business Bill through Parliament.The Bill has now reached the report stage in the House of Lords which gives all members of the Lords a further opportunity to examine and make amend...

20 Jul 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - FCA's case against Insurers commences

As we have previously reported, the FCA have commenced Court action to clarify issues surrounding business interruption claims.The trial of the issues will get underway today (Monday 20th July) and is expected to last for 8 days, across two sess...

20 Jul 2020

Changing Places toilets for severely disabled people to be compulsory in new public buildings

On Sunday (19th July 2020), the government announced a change to Building Regulations which make Changing Places toilets compulsory in certain new buildings. Changing Places toilets are larger accessible toilets for severely disabled people, ...

17 Jul 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 3) Regulations 2020

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 have today been laid before Parliament and will come into force at 12:01am tomorrow morning (18th July 2020) in respect of English premises only. These regulation...