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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Judicial review
Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Children's social care
Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Social care
Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Social housing
Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Prime Minister announces new lockdown from 5 November
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, delivered a speech on 31 October 2020 announcing new restrictions for England from 5 November 2020 amid rising coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. From 5 November 2020, people may only leave their houses for limited reasons, including for education, work if not possible to do so from home, exercise or recreation alone or with members of your support bubble, medical reasons, shopping for essentials and caring for the vulnerable.
See: LNB News 02/11/2020 37.
Coronavirus (COVID-19)—MPs approve 28-day lockdown for England
On 4 November 2020, MPs voted to approve regulations imposing new coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown measures in England from 5 November 2020. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No 4) Regulations 2020 were introduced under the made affirmative procedure on 3 November 2020, requiring parliamentary approval within 28 days to remain in force. The regulations (and associated lockdown measures) enter into force on 5 November 2020 and expire on 2 December 2020. The House of Lords consideration of the regulations followed after the Commons proceedings, with several motions to amend, including on fatal motion and five motions of regret.
See: LNB News 04/11/2020 115 and LNB News 04/11/2020 75.
Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Job Retention Scheme extended
The government has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will remain open until December 2020, with employees receiving 80% of their current salary for hours not worked up to a maximum of £2,500. In Social Security (Coronavirus) (Further Measures) (Amendment) and Miscellaneous Amendment Regulations 2020, SI 2020/1201, provisions are made to amend the Social Security (Coronavirus) (Further Measures) Regulations 2020 to ensure financial support continues for certain claimants during the pandemic—claimants receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Universal Credit (UC) and Carer’s Allowance (CA) so that
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