New Government Guidance on Flying the Union Flag
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport has published new guidance for the flying of flags, which will see the Union flag flown on UK Government buildings all year round, and reduce red tape surrounding several other flag flying protocols.
As the UK's trusted experts in flag and flagpole solutions, we're here to help you understand what these new regulations mean for you. Discover more about the current rules for flying the Union flag and how the changes coming into effect this summer will affect your flags and flagpoles.
Deemed Consent and Permission
Following the UK's departure from the European Union, regulations from 2007 which allowed public buildings to fly the EU flag without the need for planning permission have been removed. It is understood the EU flag may now need express advertisement consent similar to other corporate or advertising flags.
Instead, new 'deemed consent' will be granted for NHS flags, allowing them to be flown alongside the Union flag without the need for planning permission.
Explore our range of custom flags and learn more about planning permission for flagpoles.