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Public Law weekly highlights—19 March 2020

Published on: 19 March 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Public Law weekly highlights—19 March 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Government committed to IP completion day amid coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
  • Public Health England publishes guidance on social distancing measures
  • Emergency Coronavirus Bill announced to cope with pandemic
  • Government announces four new committees on coronavirus (COVID-19) preparedness
  • Chancellor unveils 'significant' rescue package for businesses hit by coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Commission announces draft proposals for coronavirus (COVID-19) temporary framework
  • Procurement Policy Note provides guidance on direct award, extension and modification of public contracts due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of Public Law weekly highlights includes key updates and guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) including the latest emergency measures and legislation to be fast-tracked through Parliament, plus related announcements including State aid measures, procurement policy guidance, advice from courts and regulators, plus postponement of the May 2020 elections. This edition also includes selected Brexit headlines, including updates and analysis on the European Commission’s draft legal text for the future UK-EU relationship (released while face-to-face talks are on hold due to COVID-19), Committee reports on the EU position, updates on data adequacy and financial services equivalence, proposed changes to the Immigration Rules and the latest Brexit SIs. Also in this edition, updates on the proposed devolution deal for West Yorkshire, calls for a single legislative framework of UK electoral law and responses to the Welsh Government’s consultation on the socio-economic duty. Case analysis this week includes further assessment of the Court of Appeal’s recent judicial review decision on the proposals for Heathrow Airport expansion, the latest State aid decisions, plus the first prosecution for obstruction of a valid request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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