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Local Government weekly highlights—17 December 2020

Published on: 17 December 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Local Government weekly highlights—17 December 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Governance
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) numbers face a steep increase and a new strain emerges
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—updated local authority powers to enforce restrictions
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—self-isolation period reduced to ten days
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—nine more Nightingale courts to open
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—testing strategy for international arrivals announced
  • Cultural institutions awarded £165m in repayable finance amid coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—guidance on Test to Release scheme published
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of Local Government weekly highlights includes the usual legislation, updated guidance and news on coronavirus (COVID-19), including its impact on governance, healthcare, education, children’s social care, social care, social housing and planning. Brexit also dominates as IP completion date approaches. Brexit related updates include updated analysis on retained EU law and analysis of how food safety and hygiene laws will change after the end of the Brexit transition period. There have been a number of key public procurement developments this week, with the publication of the long awaited Green Paper on reform of the regime and two new procurement policy notes for public procurement post IP completion day. In other developments we have numerous case analyses, including on Tomkins v City of London Corp, Southwark LBC v Ludgate House and Friends of the Earth v SoST; case reports on R (on the application of Clarke) v Birmingham CC, Re A (a child) (adoption time limits, s 44(3)), Bullale v City of Westminster Council and Craggs v SoS for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The weekly highlights also includes further Brexit, public procurement, governance, education, children’s social care, social care, healthcare, social housing, highways and planning updates. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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