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Local Government weekly highlights—14 May 2020

Local Government weekly highlights—14 May 2020
Published on: 14 May 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Local Government weekly highlights—14 May 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Healthcare
  • Government eases restrictions for outdoors activities—Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/500
  • Higher fines for coronavirus (COVID-19) law breakers
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—ICO confirms contact tracing app is under review
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Deaths must be registered within five days
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—JCHR presses for primary legislation on digital contact tracing
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council publishes coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance
  • Community Health Councils (Constitution, Membership and Procedures) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/493
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of Local Government weekly highlights is again predominantly focused on latest legislation, guidance and news on coronavirus (COVID-19) including its impact on healthcare, governance, public procurement, education, social care, social housing, highways and licensing. It includes information on the Government plans for post-lockdown, analysis on how devolution in England might be affected by coronavirus, answers to FAQ’s on postponed elections, together with a case report on Arkin v Marshall regarding whether PD51Z was ultra vires. Non-COVID-19 related updates include case analysis of Riverside Truck Rental Ltd v Lancashire County Council on time limits for public procurement claims; analysis of ST (a minor) and another v L Primary School on the misuse of personal information and consent; analysis of School Facility Management Ltd and others v Governing Body of Christ the King College on maintained schools and ultra vires borrowing; analysis of A local authority v Mother and others; report on R (on the application of OA and others) v Bexley London Borough Council; report on Re S (a child) (care order); analysis of R (Open Spaces Society) v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the considerations when ordering a diversion of a public footpath. It also includes further public procurement, education, social housing, children’s social care, highways and planning updates. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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