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Government commit in principle to making pavement licensing permanent Published Date: 21/07/2021

The Government has confirmed it is considering the long-term future of pavement licences, with the aim of consulting on how to make them permanent.

In the MHCLG’s “Build Back Better High Streets” publication, the Government said “The temporary pavement licence measures, which were introduced as a valuable lifeline during the pandemic, will be extended for a further 12 months, subject to Parliamentary approval, and we commit in principle to making them permanent.

“We will also consider whether and how to build on the success of the pavement licence provisions which have made it quicker and less expensive to get a temporary pavement licence.”