How should individuals conduct themselves during a public health emergency, and more specifically how much reliance should we […]
Care providers have warned they are “swimming in shark infested waters” after experiencing a “100-fold increase” in companies offering personal protective equipment at extortionate prices.
The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme is part of a package of support measures for businesses affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.
People experiencing a loss of taste or smell have been urged to self-isolate.
This post analyses the changes made on 13 May 2020 to the coronavirus social distancing regulations for England. […]
Gwent’s police and crime commissioner said the Prime Minister’s announcement risks putting more strain on police resources.
In March 2020, the government introduced a set of restrictions to ‘lockdown’ the UK in response to the […]
Nearly three-quarters of Muslim women in Scotland have experienced Islamophobia, according to a recent survey. The Ferret spoke to three women who shared their experiences.
The new officers are part of a national recruitment push.
First Minister Mark Drakeford made the announcement during a press briefing on May 1.
Campaigners in Scotland have welcomed a UK Supreme Court ruling which means council pension funds can divest from firms operating in Palestinian territories occupied by Israel.
The Coronavirus Act 2020, which was passed in less than three days by Parliament, does not contain the […]
Crumlin-based BBI Solutions has been announced as part of a consortium of the UK’s top diagnostic companies to rapidly develop and rollout a new coronavirus antibody test.
A recent Guardian editorial has argued that the House of Commons has failed to rise to the challenge […]
On 5 April 2020, the Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, ruled out the possibility of […]
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 and the counterpart regulations in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, […]
On 24 March 2020, the Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill 2020 was introduced into the House of Commons, […]
What happened? When? To whom? and Why? On 19 March, screened by the draft Corona: Defence of the […]
‘Quarantine’ or mere ‘Restriction’? In the post published yesterday, I explained that under Part 2A of the Public […]
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 (Reg 6) and the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations […]
The Coronavirus Act 2020, the UK’s most substantial legislative response to the Covid-19 pandemic, received Royal Assent yesterday […]
For those of us who don’t provide an essential service there will be time and energy to spare for the matters I’ve already drawn attention to, such as the government’s latest Legacy proposals produced last week. They abruptly overturned everything that has gone before, reached after years of tortuous gestation and months of consultation, concluding in July last year. They were contained in a brief statement above the name of the new Secretary of State Brandon Lewis: Reconciliation and information … Read more
Today the House of Lords Constitution Committee reports to the House on the Coronavirus Bill. This is an […]
On Tuesday 17 March, the House of Lords endorsed a report by the Procedure Committee which has the […]
David Frost ( no, not that one, now deceased) According to the Sunday Times we will know the approach the UK will adopt for the next stage of EU withdrawal in a couple of days, now that the country has left the organisation and we are in the transition phase of less than a year. The UK government are taking up a position of maximum distance from the EU procedures and laws quite different from the erratic harder no softer … Read more
The Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (hereafter the FTPA) removed the Prime Minister’s power to unilaterally trigger a general […]
Introduction On 19th January, after discussions within the Royal Family, it was announced that the Duke and Duchess […]
The general election on 12 December 2019 has fundamentally changed the political dynamic driving the Brexit process. The […]
The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019-20 will pave the way for the UK to ratify the UK-EU […]
The Scottish Government’s Case for a Second Independence Referendum On 19 December 2019 – a week after the […]