Coronavirus

Coronavirus regulations and the abuse of the ‘urgency procedure’

By: Tasneem Ghazi

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the government has laid over 360 Statutory Instruments (‘SIs’) before Parliament. This continues a wider trend: government reliance upon delegated legislation to enact policy. Whilst this trend can be justified … [Read more...] about Coronavirus regulations and the abuse of the ‘urgency procedure’

UK government has delayed elections longer than most countries – and England still isn’t ready to hold pandemic votes in May

By: Toby James and Alistair Clark

Which activities are essential during a pandemic? Across England, school buildings have been closed, as have many shops, businesses and sports facilities. So what about elections? Should they go ahead? It’s an important question since local elections … [Read more...] about UK government has delayed elections longer than most countries – and England still isn’t ready to hold pandemic votes in May