Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill 2021-22


A Bill To make provision enabling relief from payment of certain rent debts under business tenancies adversely affected by coronavirus to be available through arbitration; and for connected purposes.

What is this Bill?

The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill was a Government Bill that became an Act of Parliament.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

No. This Bill was introduced on 9 November 2021 and became an Act of Parliament on 24 March 2022.

Whose idea is this Bill?

Government Bills implement the legislative agenda of the Government. This agenda, and the Bills that will implement it, are outlined in the Queen's Speech at the Session's State Opening of Parliament.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

Would you like to know more?

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Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
Royal Assent

Latest Key documents

Bill Debate
23/03/2022
Act of Parliament
24/03/2022
Briefing paper
30/03/2022
Explanatory Note
16/03/2022
Impact Assessment
11/04/2022

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

11/04/2022
Impact Assessments
Impact Assessment - Enactment Stage
30/03/2022
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on the Bill
24/03/2022
Royal Assent (Commons)
24/03/2022
Act of Parliament
Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022 c. 12)
23/03/2022
Consideration of Lords amendments (Commons)
23/03/2022
Programme motion
23/03/2022
Bill proceedings: Commons
Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 23 March 2022
23/03/2022
Selection of amendments: Commons
Grouping of Lords Amendments by Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng - 23 March 2022
16/03/2022
Bill
Bill 284 2021-22 (Lords Amendments to the Bill)
16/03/2022
Explanatory Notes
Bill 284 EN 2021-22
15/03/2022
3rd reading (Lords)
14/03/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 128-I Amendment for Third Reading
09/03/2022
Report stage (Lords)
09/03/2022
Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures
Legislative consent motion agreed by the Senedd Cymru/Welsh Parliament
09/03/2022
Bill
HL Bill 128 (as amended on Report)
07/03/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 116-I Marshalled list for Report
07/03/2022
Select Committee report
21st Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
01/03/2022
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Grimstone to Lord McLoughlin regarding the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee’s report on clause 27.
28/02/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 116(a) Amendments for Report
10/02/2022
Committee stage (Lords)
10/02/2022
Bill
HL Bill 116 (as amended in Grand Committee)
09/02/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 92-I(a) Amendment for Grand Committee (Supplementary to the Marshalled List)
08/02/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 92-I Marshalled list for Grand Committee
04/02/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 92 Running list of amendments
04/02/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 92(b) Amendments for Grand Committee
03/02/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 92(a) Amendments for Grand Committee
27/01/2022
2nd reading (Lords)
20/01/2022
Briefing papers
Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill
13/01/2022
1st reading (Lords)
13/01/2022
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
13/01/2022
Bill
HL Bill 92 (as introduced)
13/01/2022
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 92 Explanatory Notes
13/01/2022
Minutes of Proceedings
Minutes of Proceedings
13/01/2022
Lords Hansard
Lords Hansard
12/01/2022
3rd reading (Commons)
12/01/2022
Report stage (Commons)
12/01/2022
Programme motion
12/01/2022
Bill proceedings: Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 12 January 2022
12/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 12 January 2022
12/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 12 January 2022 - large print
12/01/2022
Selection of amendments: Commons
Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments - 12 January 2022
11/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 11 January 2022
10/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 10 January 2022
06/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 6 January 2022
15/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Subway Realty Ltd (CRCB09)
15/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Property Litigation Association (CRCB07)
15/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Property Bar Association (CRCB08)
14/12/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 14 December 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
14/12/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 14 December
10/12/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 10 December 2021
10/12/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 10 December 2021
10/12/2021
Written evidence
Further written evidence submitted by Sir Paul Morgan, Arbitrator and Mediator, Wilberforce Chambers, Lincoln's Inn, London (CRCB04)
10/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (CRCB05)
10/12/2021
Written evidence
Supplementary written evidence submitted by Astrid Cruickshank, Lightstone Properties Ltd (CRCB06)
09/12/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 9 December 2021
09/12/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 9 December 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
09/12/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 9 December
08/12/2021
Amendment Paper
Notice of Amendments as at 8 December 2021
08/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Cineworld and Picturehouse Cinemas (CRCB01)
08/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Sir Paul Morgan, Arbitrator and Mediator, Wilberforce Chambers, Lincoln's Inn, London (CRCB02)
08/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Bill Chandler, Hill Dickinson LLP solicitors (CRCB03)
07/12/2021
Committee stage (Commons)
07/12/2021
Committee Debate: 2nd Sitting (Commons)
07/12/2021
Committee Debate: 1st sitting (Commons)
07/12/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 7 December 2021
07/12/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 7 December 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
25/11/2021
Press notices
Have your say on the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill
24/11/2021
2nd reading (Commons)
24/11/2021
Programme motion
24/11/2021
Commons Hansard Daily Report
2nd reading - Commons Hansard link
22/11/2021
Human rights memorandum
Human Rights Memorandum by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
09/11/2021
1st reading (Commons)
09/11/2021
Bill
Bill 189 2021-22 (as introduced)
09/11/2021
Bill
Bill 189 2021-22 (as introduced) - large print
09/11/2021
Explanatory Notes
Bill 189 EN 2021-22
09/11/2021
Explanatory Notes
Bill 189 EN 2021-22 - large print
09/11/2021
Impact Assessments
Impact Assessment from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
09/11/2021
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Delegated Powers Memorandum by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy