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Local Government weekly highlights—26 March 2020

Published on: 26 March 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Local Government weekly highlights—26 March 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Governance
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—emergency legislation receives Royal Assent
  • Government publishes dedicated information page on coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Webpage published on general coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for local councils
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Lords Select Committees highlight’significant constitutional and civil liberties implications’ of the Coronavirus Bill
  • Government introduces new coronavirus (COVID-19) online isolation notes
  • Government guidance document outlines UK businesses to close
  • Holiday accommodation businesses urged to close due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of Local Government weekly highlights is dominated by the latest legislation, guidance and news on coronavirus (COVID-19) including it’s impact on governance, public sector contracts, public procurement, judicial review, education, healthcare, social care, licensing, and planning. It also includes analysis on new powers to detain ‘potentially infectious’ people; analysis of the sunset clause in the Coronavirus Bill; analysis on coronavirus and triggering force majeure. Other non coronavirus updates include a case report on Atos IT Services Ltd v Fylde Borough Council on liability for business rates in respect of hereditaments; analysis of the judicial review decision in Bloomsbury v The Office for Students challenging the decision not to grant accreditation; analysis of Berg v Burnley Borough Council on selective licence conditions. It also contains further governance, social care, social housing and planning updates. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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