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Local Government weekly highlights—2 April 2020

Published on: 02 April 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Local Government weekly highlights—2 April 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Brexit
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) puts squeeze on UK to delay Brexit
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Healthcare
  • National Health Service (Amendments Relating to the Provision of Primary Care Services During a Pandemic etc) Regulations 2020
  • Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020
  • Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020
  • Practising privileges granted to consultants due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Regulations temporarily suspended to fast-track PPE to NHS
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of Local Government weekly highlights is unsurprisingly dominated by the latest legislation, guidance and news on coronavirus (COVID-19) including its impact on Brexit, social care, healthcare, governance, public procurement, local authority prosecutions, education, social housing, children’s social care, licensing and planning. It also includes analysis on the changes introduced to housing law and social care provision in light of the Coronavirus Act 2020. Non COVID–19 updates include analysis of the important Court of Appeal decision in R (Nolson) v Stevenage providing guidance on the correct procedure for challenging a refusal of interim relief application in judicial review proceedings where the application was determined on the papers. It also includes analysis of Health Service Executive of Ireland v A hospital concerning what the legal framework should be for securing the detention and treatment of an Irish citizen in a hospital in England and Wales; analysis of Oshin v Royal Borough of Greenwich on possession proceedings in relation to obtaining a tenancy by false statements; analysis of Bayer plc and another company v NHS Darlington CCG and others on the promotion of ‘off-label’ drugs. It also contains further governance, judicial review, education, social care, social housing, planning and licensing updates. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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