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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, ...

15 Jul 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Eat out, to help out - Opens for registrations

We have previously reported on the “Eat out, to help out” scheme.The scheme is now officially open and is accepting registrations. Once registered a business must wait for 7 days before submitting claims; once submitted the Governmen...

09 Jul 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Eat out, to help out - UPDATE

Further to the Chancellor’s announcement yesterday (Wednesday 8th July) of the “Eat out, to help out” scheme, the Government has now published additional details about the scheme, how to register and who will qualify.On Mondays...

08 Jul 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Pavement Licence Act Progresses through House of Lords

We have previously reported on the progress of the Planning and Business Bill through Parliament which aims to introduce a streamlined process for obtaining a pavement café licence and allowing off sale provision for ‘on-licences&rsqu...

08 Jul 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know – Job Retention Bonus

In his Economic Statement to the House of Commons the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced a number of measures to support employers and especially the hospitality sector including a cut in VAT, a new scheme entitled “Eat out, to help out&rdqu...

08 Jul 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know – Chancellor Announces VAT cut on food, accommodation and attractions.

In his Economic Statement to the House of Commons the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced a number of measures to support employers and especially the hospitality sector including a job retention bonus, a new scheme entitled “Eat out, to help...