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Local Government weekly highlights—20 August 2020

Published on: 20 August 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Local Government weekly highlights—20 August 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Healthcare
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Health Secretary unveils new public health institute
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—new plan to control the virus in Wales announced
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—government secures early access to two promising vaccines
  • Consistent measure implemented across UK for counting deaths from coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Public urged to register for coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine trials
  • Antibodies study suggests 6% of English people have had coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • ONS to expand coronavirus (COVID-19) study to include 400,000 people
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of Local Government weekly highlights is predominantly focused on latest legislation, guidance and news on coronavirus (COVID-19) including its impact on healthcare, governance, education, children’s social care, social care and social housing. It includes case analysis on Hackney London Borough Council v Powlesland which held that the paragraph 2A(a) exemption from the stay on possession claims in CPR 55.6 applied to a claim against ‘known trespassers’; analysis on Chichester DC v Sullivan in which the court granted an injunction to remove gypsies from a site despite coronavirus concerns; and analysis on how possession claims will be undertaken after 23 August 2020 following the introduction of CPR 55.29 in response to coronavirus. It also includes non-COVID-19 related updates including analysis considering the relationship between DPAs and debarment in the UK and the way forward for companies concerned about the impact of alleged wrongdoing on their ability to bid for public contracts; case analysis on F P McCann v Department for Regional Development regarding damages in public procurement claims; and analysis of R (on the application of Bridges) v Chief Constable of South Wales Police regarding the use of automatic recognition technology. It also includes further public procurement, governance, education, children’s social care, social care, social housing, highways, licensing and planning updates. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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