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

  • Ecodesign and Energy Labelling for Lighting Products

    This consultation proposes new ecodesign and energy labelling regulations for lighting products in 2021; and seeks to gather further evidence to support the development of lighting products policy beyond 2021 This consultation will be of particular interest to: manufacturers... More

    Closes 27 January 2021

  • Contracts for Difference: changes to Supply Chain Plans and the CfD contract

    In March 2020, the government consulted on a range of proposed amendments to the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme ahead of the fourth Allocation Round (AR4), planned for late 2021. This consultation proposes further amendments to the scheme in relation to Supply Chain Plans and changes to... More

    Closes 28 January 2021

  • Pipeline questionnaire

    This questionnaire accompanies the Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF) Call for Evidence. We wish to expand our understanding of the pipeline of heat network projects (both new and existing) that could potentially transition to low-carbon heat generation, if there were support available for them to... More

    Closes 29 January 2021

  • Green Heat Network Fund: Consultation on proposals for scheme design

    We are seeking your views on the design of the Green Heat Network Fund. Our consultation document sets out our indicative proposals for the following: the overall operation of the scheme; what types of networks and technologies the fund should support; how applications should... More

    Closes 29 January 2021

  • Corporate Transparency and Register Reform Powers of the Registrar

    On 18 September 2020, the Government published a response to the Corporate Transparency and Register Reform Consultation. It set out a broad package of reforms to Companies House to ensure it is fit for the future and continues to make a valuable contribution to the UK’s business environment.... More

    Closes 3 February 2021

Closed Consultations

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