Union Jack must fly over UK government buildings – but a building permit is now required for the EU flag

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Union Jack must fly over UK government buildings - but a building permit is now required for the EU flag


Ministers ordered the Union flag to be flown daily on all British government buildings in Britain under new guidelines which also state that a building permit will be required to display an EU flag .

Currently, union flags are only to be flown on certain days, but new guidelines will require it to be flown all the time as “a proud reminder of our history and the ties that bind us together.”

The government has also “cut red tape” to allow for the “double flag” – where two flags can be hoisted on a pole. When organizations have two flag poles, they may display the union flag next to another flag.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports said ‘presumed consent’ would now exist for the NHS flags to fly alongside the union flag.
However, town planning regulations introduced in England in 2007 to allow the EU flag to fly on public buildings without a building permit will be removed after Brexit.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said: “The union flag unites us as a nation and people rightly expect it to fly above UK government buildings.

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