Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon asks Members to approve the Legislative Consent Motion (LCM) for the Business and Planning Bill, introduced in Westminster on 25 June 2020. An LCM allows for legislation from Westminster to apply to Northern Ireland when it would normally be a devolved matter legislated by the Assembly.
The Bill includes a range of measures to help businesses adjust to new ways of working as the country recovers from disruption caused by COVID-19. The measures support the transition from immediate crisis response and lockdown into recovery and getting the economy moving again. The measures support businesses to implement safer ways of working to manage the ongoing risks from COVID-19, in particular the need for social distancing.