England & Wales Covid-19 , Economy and regeneration , Housing and planning

Business and Planning Act 2020

Summary

This briefing examines the Business and Planning Act 2020, which contains a range of temporary measures intended to support the economy to recover from the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, enabling businesses including bars, pubs and restaurants and construction firms to reopen while adhering to public health guidelines. They impact upon local authorities’ responsibilities for planning and licensing in England and Wales.

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