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The Building Safety Bill was introduced to the House of Commons on 5 July 2021, just over four years since the Grenfell Tower disaster. Royal Assent is expected to be given to the Bill in July 2022. In our latest factsheet, our experts explore how the Bill will impact every stage of a higher-risk buildings life, from planning, design, construction to occupation and management.
On 16 September 2021, Lord Frost, the UK Government’s Brexit minister, made a statement to the House of Lords suggesting that the time has come for a substantive review of retained EU law. This provides an opportunity for the UK to adapt laws which are currently considered “not right for the UK”.
In the last few months the UK has seen stock shortages, long lead times for once easily available products and an inability for drivers to readily access fuel. Issues relating to Brexit, the COVID-19 pandemic, retiring drivers, and tax changes are leading to a lack of heavy goods vehicle drivers.
In this article, we set out the likely impact of the new regulatory watchdog and the new risks for businesses. We also look to the future of UK environmental regulation and enforcement.
The UK’s anticipated welcoming back by the EU into the Lugano Convention came to an abrupt halt on 4 May 2021. Following assessment of the UK’s application to accede to the 2007 Convention, the EU Commission officially recommended to the European Parliament that the EU should not give consent for UK accession. While the Council of the European Union have the final say, it is believed that the Commission's formal answer was sent to the Swiss Government (guarantors of the Convention) on 23 June, thereby sealing the deal.
On 29 June 2021, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP published a Written Ministerial Statement titled European Motor Insurance Directive (Removal of Vnuk from UK law). This statement followed the previous announcement on 21 February this year of the UK Government’s decision not to follow the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decision in Vnuk v Zavarovalnica Triglav dd .
This year’s Queen’s Speech outlined the UK Government’s plan to 'level up' opportunities across all parts of the UK, supporting jobs, businesses and economic growth, and addressing the impact of the pandemic on public services.
On 4 May 2021 in a major blow to the UK legal sector, the EU Commission officially recommended that European Union (EU) Member States do not give consent for the UK to join the Lugano Convention on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters 2007.
The COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit have brought many challenges and changes to the way travel organisers have planned and operated their businesses over the past 12 months. Whilst the Brexit deadline for a deal has been and gone, its effects are still very much with us as businesses now need to work through the ramifications of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) on their UK and overseas operations.
On 21 February 2021 the UK Government announced it will not be following the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decision in Vnuk v Zavarovalnica Triglav dd , and so will not be extending compulsory motor insurance requirements to the use of a wider range of vehicles, including usage in areas where the public do not have access.