Consultation Hub

This site will help you find, share and participate in consultations run by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Consultations up to 14 July 2016 were run by the  Department for Business, Innovation and Skills or Department of Energy and Climate Change.

For more information on government consultations, or see a list of consultations across government, visit GOV.UK.

Open Consultations

  • CCUS: Decommissioning Regime for Transport & Storage

    The government expects Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) to play an essential role in meeting our net zero target. The deployment of CCUS will also be central to supporting the low carbon transformation of the UK’s industrial base. To deliver this, the government’s Ten Point Plan for a... More

    Closes 26 September 2021

  • CCUS: Economic Regulator for CO2 Transport & Storage

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on proposed duties, powers, functions and objectives of an economic regulator for carbon dioxide (CO ₂ ) transport and storage networks, to inform the continued development of carbon capture, usage and storage policy and legislative proposals.... More

    Closes 26 September 2021

  • Hydrogen for heat: Facilitating a ‘grid conversion’ hydrogen heating trial

    The government’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution sets out the ambition to support industry to deliver a hydrogen neighbourhood trial, and a village trial by 2025. This consultation seeks views on proposals to legislate in order to allow Gas Distribution... More

    Closes 28 September 2021

  • Strengthening the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

    This consultation is seeking views on proposed measures to strengthen the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) to improve the uptake of energy efficiency measures, and increase the benefits for participating businesses. This consultation follows on from the 2020... More

    Closes 28 September 2021

  • Design and Delivery of the Energy Code Reform

    Many of the detailed rules that facilitate the gas and electricity systems are set out in codes. Although these codes have done a remarkable job guiding the industry post-privatisation, many of them were designed to deal with a more predictable energy system and have seen only incremental... More

    Closes 28 September 2021

Closed Consultations

  • Carbon capture, usage and storage: amendments to Contracts for Difference regulations

    In November 2020, the government published the Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, with commitments focused on driving innovation, boosting export opportunities, and generating green jobs and growth across the country to level up regions of the UK. Included in the Ten Point Plan... More

    Closed 8 September 2021

  • UK Emissions Trading Scheme: proposed amendments

    We are consulting on proposed amendments to the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Order 2020. These additional provisions will support effective operation of the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) by addressing a number of residual technical issues identified during the development and... More

    Closed 7 September 2021

  • Energy Company Obligation ECO4: 2022 -2026

    This consultation sets out our proposed changes to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme for the next scheme (ECO4), due to begin in April 2022. Read the consultation document on GOV.UK . More

    Closed 3 September 2021

  • Warm Home Discount: better targeted support from 2022

    The Warm Home Discount has been a key policy in the Government’s approach to tackling fuel poverty since its inception in 2011. Since it began, the Warm Home Discount has provided over £3 billion in rebates on energy bills to low-income and vulnerable households. The Government... More

    Closed 22 August 2021

  • UK Internal Market - Office for the Internal Market: Penalties

    The UK Government is seeking views on the maximum penalties the Office for the Internal Market (OIM) can impose for non-compliance with a request for information, under the UK Internal Market Act 2020. Please read the consultation document found on GOV.UK before responding to the... More

    Closed 11 August 2021

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

We invited views on removing the requirement for offshore oil and gas operators to make relevant documents available for public inspection at a specified address, where the effects of coronavirus related restrictions on movement meant that it is was not reasonably practicable for the public to access documents in this way. We proposed that the offshore oil and gas operators instead made the documents available on a publicly accessible website.

You said

We received 3 responses from interested parties. You queried that while websites which will host the documents may not be in the purview of the regulations, but will be delivering what amounts to a public service, if these websites would meet web accessibility standards required of public service websites.

We did

In addition to the offshore oil and gas operators making the documents available on their websites BEIS would consider making the documents available on our website which does meet web accessibility standards required of public service websites.

We asked

We sought views on the draft Co-ordination of Regulatory Enforcement Regulations 2017 which include measures to ensure that Primary Authority can operate from 1 October 2017 when the scheme is extended and simplified by provisions in the Enterprise Act 2016.  We also asked for views on replacing the ‘categories’ system for defining the scope of partnerships.

You said

We received 64 formal responses and also obtained feedback from around 240 stakeholders who attended engagement events held during the consultation period.  

Stakeholders were broadly supportive of the measures in the draft regulations. There was a wider range of views on the proposed new approach for determining the scope of partnerships.

We did

As a result of the consultation responses and wider stakeholder feedback we have amended the draft regulations. 

We have also produced draft revised Primary Authority Statutory Guidance. This reflects and clarifies the changes to Primary Authority introduced by the Enterprise Act 2016 and the new secondary legislation. It also describes how the new approach to defining partnerships will work in practice. 

The full Government response is published at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/unlocking-the-potential-of-primary-authority

We asked

We invited views on how to improve the UK’s corporate governance framework.

You said

We received 375 responses from interested parties. A summary of the responses is included in the consultation response document.

We did

In the coming months we will introduce new laws to require:

  • around 900 listed companies to annually publish and justify the pay ratio between CEOs and their average UK worker
  • all companies of a significant size to publicly explain how their directors take employees’ and shareholders’ interests into account
  • all large companies to make their responsible business arrangements public