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MetiNews.Com - Rishi Sunak will thrash out how the next few months will look, after Boris Johnson announced his roadmap out of lockdown in February
Breaking News ! A string of new laws and new legislation is being pushed through for March 2021 - with more perhaps coming, due to the the Chancellor's Budget. Rishi Sunak will thrash out how the next few months will look, after Boris Johnson announced his roadmap out of lockdown in February. There are two key dates for people to take note of, on March 8 and March 29, as the first step out of lockdown takes two stages. But there are also new rules for businesses with reduced VAT rates, as well as changes for drivers in at least two UK cities: London and Bath. Both of those changes for motorists could have implications for Birmingham and other major UK areas going forward. VAT rates for businesses The VAT reduced rate for hospitality and tourism scheme is due to end on 31 March 2021 too, as which point standard VAT rates will once again apply. Pub chiefs have warned that it will be "very difficult, if not impossible" to trade profitably when sites can open in April due to outside restrictions but said the Prime Minister has given the sector "hope". Pub, restaurants and other hospitality operators will be able to serve customers outside from April 12 at the earliest, Boris Johnson said on Monday. Step one of roadmap Boris Johnson said he will not take the risk of having to reimpose restrictions as a result of lifting lockdown at a quicker pace. He told the Commons: "The chief medical officer is clear that moving any faster would mean acting before we know the impact of each step, which would increase the risk of us having to reverse course and reimpose restrictions, I won't take that risk. "Step one will happen from March 8, by which time those in the top four priority groups will be benefiting from the increasing protection they receive from their first dose of the vaccine." It includes the return of schools. Care home visits Care home residents will be allowed a single visitor from March 8, with visitors required to take a lateral flow test and wear personal protective equipment. All pupils in all year groups can go back to the classroom from March 8, with outdoor after-school sports and activities also allowed to restart. Also from this date, people will be permitted to have socially distanced one-to-one meetings with others outdoors in a public space - meaning friends and family members could sit down for a coffee or have a picnic in the park.
. Indoor gyms and leisure facilities, such as swimming pools, will be permitted to reopen, but the requirements for social contact in indoor settings will continue. This means people will only be permitted to visit a museum or exercise in a gym alone or with their own household. Hospitality venues will be permitted to reopen but for outdoor purposes only, meaning restaurants and pubs will only be able to serve customers outside, where the rule of six or two households will apply. The requirement for a substantial meal and curfews will both be scrapped, but customers will need to be seated when ordering food or drink. Self-contained accommodation, such as campsites and holiday lets, where indoor facilities are not shared with other households, will also be able to reopen for overnight stays by households only. Funerals will be able to continue with up to 30 people, while the number of people who can attend wedding receptions and wakes will rise from the current six to 15.
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Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) The VAT domestic reverse charge for construction services will be implemented as of 1 March 2021. Those supplying construction services to a VAT-registered contractor, no longer account for the VAT themselves. Instead, those employing the subcontractor have to account for the VAT as a reverse charge on their VAT Return. Emissions and HGV safety standards London is introducing tougher emissions and safety standards for heavy vehicles, including lorries, from 1 March 2021. Clean Air Zones come to UK Birmingham's Clean Air Zone won't be the only one this year. Indeed, other cities are introducing Clean Air Zones, including Bath on 15 March 2021. Lockdown legislation ends On 4 January 2021, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a third national lockdown in England. The regulations allow the lockdown to continue until 31 March 2021 - but not after that date.
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