Boris Johnson

UK government urged to allow temporary venue at Earls Court

The Earl’s Court Area Action Group, a UK-based campaign group, has called on the British government to bring forward a temporary venue on the Earl’s Court Masterplan site to help rebuild the UK’s economy post Covid-19 and provide additional large event space in London. In letters to the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak and the Minister for Tourism, Nigel...

Parts of UK hospitality industry could be open in July, says Prime Minister

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled his conditional plan for bringing the UK out of Covid-19 lockdown, in an address to the nation on 10 May. While the plan noted that the rate of infection in the UK – the ‘R’ – is less than one, it could be as high as 0.9, meaning that it is still too early for a sizeable rollback of lockdown restrictions. No specific timeline was confirmed as far as th...

New law planned to compel UK venues to reassess terror threat as part of H&S strategy

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that sports stadiums and music venues in the country will be compelled to assess the threat of terrorist attacks as part of their health and safety strategy. The planned new law would involve potential fines for those venues that do not comply. The family of Martyn Hett, 29, who was killed in the Manchester Arena terror attack in 2017, had campaigned f...