Public Order Act 2023

The Public Order Act 2023 was granted Royal Assent on 2 May 2023 and some parts will become effective on 3 May 2023. Following a lengthy period of “ping-pong”, conflicts between the two Houses were ultimately resolved on 26 April 2023 when the House of Lords voted not to insist on amendments the House of Commons disagreed with. On 28 April the Home Office updated its Factsheet on the Bill, which indicated those measures within the Act to commence on 3 May 2023, v infra. Continue reading