How Covid-19 has affected councils' enforcement work

The number of enforcement notices issued by councils across England dropped by more than half between April and June this year. Experts say this is due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, with a drop in development activity prompting less complaints and enforcement officers unable to check reported breaches.

by David Blackman
Coronavirus: drop off in enforcement activity 'dramatic' (Pic: Getty)
Coronavirus: drop off in enforcement activity 'dramatic' (Pic: Getty)

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