July 23, 2020

The Business and Planning Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 22 July 2020.

The pavement licensing provisions in sections 1-10 of the Act come into force immediately.

The explanatory notes for the Act have yet to appear on the leglislation.gov.uk website. In advance of that, some indication of what they might state can be obtained from the explanatory notes to the Bill.

The statutory guidance for pavement licensing functions has been published.

As a result of Lords' amendments, the Secretary of State may no longer publish national conditions: instead these are to be made by Regulations. No Regulations have been made yet.

I have co-authored a note on behalf of NEXSTART on the new provisions. The note sets out an introduction to the new regime and then has a comprehensive list of Q&As. It intended to keep...

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