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

Closed Consultations

  • Draft Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulations 2021

    This consultation proposes the government’s intentions to update ecodesign requirements for electric motors, household washing machines/washer-dryers, household dishwashers, household refrigeration and electronic displays. It also sets out the introduction of ecodesign requirements for... More

    Closed 11 November 2020

  • Warm Home Discount Scheme 2021/22

    This consultation proposes to extend the Warm Home Discount scheme to winter 2021/22 in Great Britain. It also proposes a number of minor changes to Industry Initiatives, small operational changes and some considerations around the future of the scheme, beyond the one-year extension. The... More

    Closed 11 November 2020

  • Consultation on a Green Gas Levy

    Heating of homes, businesses and industry is responsible for a third of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, making the decarbonisation of heat one of the biggest challenges we face in meeting our climate targets. The Green Gas Levy, announced in the March 2020 Budget, will fund... More

    Closed 2 November 2020

  • The Recognition of Professional Qualifications and Regulation of Professions: Call for Evidence

    This Call for Evidence seeks insights on the UK’s approach to the recognition of professional qualifications and the regulation of professions. We want to hear from the broad range of individuals, businesses and organisations that interact with all aspects of regulated professions.... More

    Closed 23 October 2020

  • Designing the Green Heat Network Fund: call for evidence

    We are seeking evidence which will help us develop the Green Heat Network Fund. The fund is intended to help new and existing heat networks adopt low carbon technologies. We are seeking initial views and evidence on: The state of the heat network market and... More

    Closed 13 October 2020

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