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

  • Subsidy control consultation - Designing a new approach for the UK

    Following the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020, the UK has the freedom to design a new domestic subsidy control regime that reflects our strategic interests and particular national circumstances. The Government aims to deliver a regime that: Facilitates strategic... More

    Closed 31 March 2021

  • Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry - public hearing sessions: expression of interest registration 2020/2021

    The Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry will hold public hearing sessions in 2 stages over the next 6 months: Stage 1 - will be 'hearing from those affected' taking place from January to March 2021 Stage 2 - will be 'hearing from the organisations' taking place in May 2021. In... More

    Closed 19 March 2021

  • SBC User Survey

    We, at the Office of the Small Business Commissioner, would really like to find out how you feel about the functionality, presentation and accessibility of our website ( https://www.smallbusinesscommissioner.gov.uk/ ). The results from this short survey will help us make any necessary... More

    Closed 19 March 2021

  • Contracts for Difference (CfD): new Supply Chain Plan questionnaire

    We are seeking views on proposals for a new Supply Chain Plan questionnaire for CfD Applicants to complete. It will form the basis of the initial assessment before an allocation round and ongoing monitoring, review and assessment after CfD signature. These plans were set out in the November... More

    Closed 11 March 2021

  • Carbon capture, usage and storage: market engagement on cluster sequencing

    This consultation sets out a potential approach to cluster sequencing for carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS), and seeks views on this approach from interested stakeholders. The consultation covers: A breakdown of a potential two-phase process we may follow in order to... More

    Closed 10 March 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