Tag Archives: Local Authorities

KINGS CHAMBERS BARRISTER HELPS LOCAL AUTHORITY WITH THEIR PANDEMIC RESPONSE

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council last week published its COVID19 planning response detailing steps taken to encourage economic recovery and respond to developers’ needs. Sefton’s pro-active approach has already received praise, with the ‘Have We Got Planning News for You’ webcast naming Sefton ‘Champion of the Week’ for the Council’s positive approach to tackling COVID19-related planning […]

Local Government Decision-Making During Lockdown

John Hunter reviews the difficulties of local authority decision making during the coronavirus crisis. This short article is taken from a special bulletin of the Encyclopedia of Local Government Law dealing with the ramifications of CV19 due to be published this month. I am very grateful to Sweet & Maxwell for allowing it to be […]

THE CORONAVIRUS ACT AND THE CARE ACT: THE KEY POINTS

The former Coronavirus Bill is now the Coronavirus Act 2020. The bill was not significantly amended in relation to the proposed changes to the Care Act – however, per s.87(2) of the Coronavirus Act, the changes relating to the Care Act will not come into force until further regulations are made to that effect. Arianna […]

LOCAL AUTHORITY DECISION MAKING: A FLEXIBLE APPROACH WILL BE NEEDED

Jonathan Easton looks at the problems that local authorities are facing in relation to decision making in the light of COVID-19 “The art of our necessities is strange That can make vile things precious” King Lear Those involved in the planning/public sector have not always been the quickest to embrace technology. Nonetheless, many councils have […]