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12 May 2020 - Government launches £250m active travel fund to promote cycling and walking

Pop-up bike lanes with protected space for cycling, wider pavements, safer junctions, and cycle and bus-only corridors will be created in England within weeks as part of a £250 million emergency active travel fund - the first stage of... read more

12 May 2020 - New guidance for local authorities published on managing their road networks in response...

Fast-tracked statutory guidance effective immediately, will tell councils to reallocate roadspace for significantly-increased numbers of cyclists and pedestrians. In towns and cities, some streets could become bike and bus-only while others... read more

11 May 2020 - New Government guidance published in fight against COVID-19

The government has published its updated guidance in the fight against COVID-19 which applies in England – people in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland should follow the specific rules in those parts of... read more

06 May 2020 - Government delays revaluation of business rates

From Local.Gov.co.uk The Government has confirmed the planned revaluation of business rates will no longer take place next year due to coronavirus. It has postponed the revaluation until April 2022 to give businesses more certai... read more

05 May 2020 - Lobbying for Business Rates relief for car parks during COVID-19

Lobbying for Business Rates relief for car parks during COVID-19   For most car park operators its major operating costs are rents and business rates and the BPA is actively lobbying the government on behalf of its members to provide... read more

01 May 2020 - New webinars from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Next week BEIS is holding two Coronavirus webinars for business: • Tues 5 May, 11 am – Financial support for small businesses during coronavirus • Thurs 7 May, 11am – Supporting businesses through coronavirus: tempor... read more

29 April 2020 - Despite lockdown anti-social behaviour and thefts from vehicles continues in car parks

Our Area Managers are usually out and about assessing car parks across the UK to ensure they meet the standards of the Safer Parking Scheme as well as undertaking other car park audits. Naturally lockdown has prevented them from being physically... read more

28 April 2020 - Amendments to The Taking Control of Goods and Certification of Enforcement Agents...

Amendments to The Taking Control of Goods and Certification of Enforcement Agents Regulations during the COVID-19 period The Government has laid secondary legislation to address the impact of coronavirus on matters relating to enforcement u... read more

28 April 2020 - New measures to protect UK high street from aggressive rent collection and closure

High street shops and other companies under strain will be protected from aggressive rent collection and asked to pay what they can during the coronavirus pandemic. The majority of landlords and tenants are working well together to reach agreeme... read more

26 April 2020 - Transport Committee asks transport workers, stakeholders and public to write to tell them...

The Transport Committee is asking transport workers, stakeholders and members of the public to write to them about the transport issues they face during the coronavirus outbreak. Inquiry: Coronavirus: implications for transport Transport C... read more