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Local Government weekly highlights—21 January 2021

Local Government weekly highlights—21 January 2021
Published on: 21 January 2021
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Local Government weekly highlights—21 January 2021
  • In this issue:
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Governance
  • Supreme Court gives landmark judgment in coronavirus (COVID-19) business interruption test case (Financial Conduct Authority v Arch Insurance)
  • UK suspends travel corridors amid fears of new coronavirus (COVID-19) variants
  • UK introduces travel ban on flights arriving from South America and Portugal
  • Lords’ Scrutiny Committee voices concerns over wide definition of critical worker
  • DfT published guide for testing those travelling to England amid coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—guidance on funerals updated to reflect national lockdown
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—HMCTS publishes updated operational summary for week commencing 18 January
  • 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 public procurement, governance, healthcare, education, children’s social care, social care and social housing. COVID-19 related updates include case analyses on the public procurement decision, The Good Law Project v SSHSC challenging the direct award of PPE supply contracts; FCA v Arch Insurance, the Supreme Court landmark test case on business interruption policies application to coronavirus. In other developments we have case analysis on Sutton v Norwich CC on financial penalties for breaches of housing enforcement, R (on the application of Nur) v Birmingham CC, R (Day) v Shropshire Council and Paul Newman Homes v SSHCLG. The weekly highlights also includes further Brexit, judicial review, 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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