The Senior Traffic Commissioner updated his coronavirus (COVID-19) statutory document this week.

Financial standings periods of grace
The law has been changed to increase the maximum period of grace for financial standing that an operator can seek, from 6 months to 12 months.

Resumption of in-person tribunal hearings
In-person hearings in England will resume from July 2020, with hearings in Scotland and Wales likely to start a few weeks later, as circumstances allow.

You can find the statutory guidance in full on the website here.

The traffic commissioners have also published two other documents during the outbreak, which are recommended reading:
Advice for Operators during the pandemic
The remote audit framework

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