Business and Planning Act 2020 – Pavement Licences and Consumption Off the Premises

    View Author July 2020

    Draft legislation introduced by the UK government in the wake of COVID-19 has been given Royal Assent and is now in force.

    The changes implemented should help businesses work towards an ‘al fresco’ culture, while many customers are still nervous around eating and drinking inside, despite safeguards introduced to help prevent the transmission of the virus.