Documents to download

The Enterprise Bill is wide ranging. It includes proposals to establish a Small Business Commissioner, to assist in payment disputes and signpost advice services for small businesses; extend the Business Impact Target to include regulators, requiring them to assess the impact to business of their practices, and modify the way in which regulators engage with the Growth Duty and Regulators’ Code; extend the Primary Authority Scheme; introduce a target for the total number of apprentices working in public sector bodies, and protect the term ‘apprenticeship’; introduce new measures intended to prevent the late payment of insurance claims to businesses; allow the Valuation Office Agency to share business rates information about properties and ratepayers with local government; reform the Business Rates Appeals system; update the Industrial Development Act 1982; and introduce a cap on ‘exit payments’ for public sector workers.


Documents to download

Related posts

  • In August 2020, Northampton saw an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases. A large number of these transmissions were traced back to the Greencore factory in Northampton. On 21 August 2020, workers and their households were told to self-isolate for 14 days to limit the risk of further spread of the disease in the community, and to avoid a local lockdown. This article looks at the regulations introduced to enforce the restrictions.

  • The Fire Safety Bill is a government bill, and forms part of the Government’s response to the Grenfell fire. It seeks to clarify the scope of the Fire Safety Order 2005, specifically to ensure that the responsible person or duty-holder for multi-occupied, residential buildings must manage and reduce the risk of fire for the structure and external walls of the building, including cladding, balconies and windows; and for entrance doors to individual flats that open into common parts.