Closed Consultations

  • Contracts for Difference for Low Carbon Electricity Generation: call for evidence on proposed amendments to Supply Chain Plans

    A rapid and sustainable scale-up of low carbon deployment is needed to meet the Net Zero agenda. The Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme is fundamental to achieving this goal, supporting low cost and low carbon electricity generation. The government is constantly looking at ways it can improve Supply Chain Plans policy to make it more effective in delivering its policy objectives and streamlining the process to make it easier for applicants. This Call for Evidence seeks views and... More
    Closed 29 April 2022
  • Employment agencies: handling payment in the entertainment, sport and modelling sectors

    Employment agencies in the entertainment, sport and modelling sectors can charge work-finding fees to businesses or workers. This is an exception to the general rule for employment agencies. Some of these agencies are using what is known as ‘the agency supplement’ model to do so. Some concerns have been raised that this model of charging fees and paying workers is not compliant with the current rules. This consultation seeks evidence on the best way to respond, by assessing... More
    Closed 20 April 2022
  • Final claims under the Enemy Property Payment Scheme and Baltic States Scheme

    We are consulting to seek views on the final date by which claims should be submitted under the Enemy Property Payment Scheme and Baltic State Scheme (“the Schemes”), to enable final claims to be assessed. The Schemes were established to compensate for the seizure of assets under the Trading with the Enemy Act 1939 (“the Act”) during the Second World War; where it is determined that the original asset owners resided in Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania, or suffered Nazi... More
    Closed 31 March 2022
  • Contracts for Difference for Low Carbon Electricity Generation: consultation on proposed amendments to the scheme

    A rapid and sustainable scale-up of low carbon deployment is needed to meet the Net Zero agenda. The Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme is fundamental to achieving this goal, supporting low cost and low carbon electricity generation. The consultation introduces the first round of rapid changes to the existing regulatory and administrative framework surrounding CfDs in preparation for Allocation Round 5, in particular on Supply Chain Plan process, and regulatory changes to the... More
    Closed 15 March 2022
  • Enabling or requiring hydrogen-ready industrial boiler equipment: call for evidence

    Hydrogen-ready industrial boilers have the potential to help industry decarbonise and kick start the UK hydrogen economy. They can run on fossil fuels today but are designed for subsequent conversion to hydrogen, enabling industry to transition to a low carbon future. The call for evidence covers these main areas: how hydrogen-ready should be defined whether hydrogen-ready boiler equipment would enable cheaper and faster fuel switching whether government should take... More
    Closed 14 March 2022
  • Climate Change Agreements - Proposals for a future scheme

    In this consultation we have set out: the key aspects of a future scheme where we believe reforms may be required what some of those reforms may entail The current Climate Change Agreement ( CCA ) scheme started in 2013. Its energy and carbon reduction targets run to the end of 2022, and provide eligible participants with access to reduced rates of Climate Change Levy until March 2025. Key areas in which we are seeking views include: scheme length ... More
    Closed 11 March 2022
  • UK quantum strategy: call for evidence

    We're seeking views from the quantum research and business community and wider interested parties on the following areas: strategy vision and objectives the knowledge pipeline the innovation ecosystem skills technology adoption the regulatory environment Your views will inform the development of the UK quantum strategy. Read the call for evidence document on GOV.UK . More
    Closed 10 March 2022
  • Designing a Climate Compatibility Checkpoint for future oil and gas licensing on the UK Continental Shelf

    This consultation seeks stakeholder views on the design of a new climate compatibility checkpoint for future licensing of oil and gas on the UK Continental Shelf. Read the consultation document on GOV.UK . More
    Closed 28 February 2022
  • Towards a market for low emissions products: call for evidence

    Following the commitments made in the Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy, this call for evidence asks for information and views on the design and implementation of policies that can support the growth of a market for low emissions industrial products. The questions cover how low emissions products can be defined, the sectoral and product scope of the policies, the reporting of emissions necessary to facilitate these policies, and how these policies can best be implemented. Our aim... More
    Closed 28 February 2022
  • Statutory Review of The Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017

    The objectives of the reporting on payment practices and performance regulations are firstly to increase transparency and public scrutiny of large businesses’ payment practices and performance, and secondly to give small business suppliers better information so they can make informed decisions about who to trade with, negotiate fairer terms, and challenge late payments. We are seeking views and evidence on the effectiveness of the reporting requirement, in... More
    Closed 4 February 2022
  • A market-based mechanism for low carbon heat

    This consultation seeks views on proposals to introduce a market-based mechanism to support the development of the UK market for low-carbon electric heat pumps. This mechanism will create a market incentive to grow the numbers of heat pumps installed in existing premises each year, providing industry with a clear, long-term policy framework for investment and innovation. In this consultation, we are seeking views on a range of design features of the proposed mechanism, including:... More
    Closed 12 January 2022
  • Phasing out the installation of fossil fuel heating systems in businesses and public buildings off the gas grid

    Achieving net zero will require almost all buildings in the UK to transition to low carbon heating by 2050. Around a third of commercial, industrial, and public buildings (“non-domestic buildings”’) off the gas grid currently have a fossil fuelled heating system in use for producing heating and hot water, making a significant contribution to their carbon emissions. The government committed in the Clean Growth Strategy [1] , published in 2017, to phase out the installation... More
    Closed 12 January 2022
  • Phasing out fossil fuel heating in homes off the gas grid

    To set out policy proposals for phasing out the installation of fossil fuel heating systems in homes off the gas grid. We invite stakeholder views on our approach and seek further evidence in specific areas to help shape the design of the policy. More
    Closed 12 January 2022
  • SBC late payments survey

    The Office of the Small Business Commissioner has a remit across late payments and changing the culture of late payments in the UK. Small firms complain about late payments as one of their top concerns and cite them as the reason they are in debt. We’d like you to answer a few questions to get a clearer picture, if possible, of how small firm growth and productivity is being held back by poor payment practices. Your insight would be invaluable and will help to influence our... More
    Closed 7 January 2022
  • Towards Fusion Energy: The UK Government's proposals for a regulatory framework for fusion energy

    Fusion could be the ultimate clean power solution, representing a low carbon, safe, continuous and effectively unlimited source of energy. The UK is widely recognised as a world-leader in the most promising fusion technologies. This consultation seeks views on the future regulatory framework for fusion energy and covers regulation of: Occupational and public health and safety Environmental protection Planning consent Third... More
    Closed 24 December 2021
  • Combined Heat and Power: pathway to decarbonisation - call for evidence

    The Government Is seeking to build on the information received from the call for evidence held in 2020 and capture views to inform policy development for a future pathway to decarbonisation by requesting feedback from all CHP stakeholders to shape the future approach. We are keen to hear from CHP operators, Heat network operators, energy companies, network operators, technology suppliers, large businesses, SMEs, financial institutions, Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), Local... More
    Closed 20 December 2021
  • Designing a framework for transparency of carbon content in energy products: a call for evidence

    Achieving net zero emissions will require many of us to take actions to decarbonise our lifestyles and it is crucial that consumers are given transparent information on the carbon content of tariffs to help guide their energy choices. This call for evidence is our first step to better understand the challenges in this area and seek views on options for how we might develop a more transparent framework for carbon content in energy products to be communicated to consumers. Your... More
    Closed 6 December 2021
  • Third-party intermediaries in the retail energy market: Call for Evidence

    We want to understand more about how third-party intermediaries (TPIs) currently operate in the retail energy market. In the Energy White Paper, the government committed to consult on regulating TPIs with a view to ensuring the regulatory framework adequately covers the wider market. This call for evidence is the start of that process. TPIs include a wide range of businesses models operating in the retail energy market that provide customers with products and services linked to energy... More
    Closed 6 December 2021
  • Low Carbon Contracts Company and Electricity Settlements Company Operational Costs 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25 Consultation on the Operational Cost Levies

    This consultation document seeks views on the proposed 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25 operational cost budgets, resulting levies for the Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) and the Electricity Settlements Company (ESC), and changes to legislation. Currently, the operational costs of the Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) and the Electricity Settlements Company (ESC) are entirely recovered through levies on electricity suppliers as set out in legislation (‘the regulations'). The... More
    Closed 3 December 2021
  • Making Flexible Working the Default

    This consultation seeks views from individuals and businesses on proposals to reform flexible working regulations (The Flexible Working Regulations 2014). In 2003, legislation came into force which provided parents and certain other carers with a right to request a flexible working arrangement, which covers work location, working hours and working pattern. In 2014, this right to request a flexible working arrangement was extended to all employees with 26 weeks continuous... More
    Closed 1 December 2021
  • Planning for New Energy Infrastructure | Draft National Policy Statements for energy infrastructure

    National Policy Statements (NPSs) are designated under the Planning Act 2008 (the 2008 Act) to provide guidance for decision-makers on the application of government policy when determining development consent for major infrastructure. Their function is to state clearly how existing policy applies to development consent, removing discussion of the merits of government policy from the examination process so that decisions can be made on the basis of planning considerations alone. NPSs apply... More
    Closed 29 November 2021
  • Offshore Transmission Network Review: Consultation on Enduring Regime and Multi-Purpose Interconnectors

    The Offshore Transmission Network Review aims to deliver improvements in the way that offshore generation is connected to the onshore transmission network and facilitate a more supportive approach for multi-purpose interconnectors (that combine market-to-market interconnectors with offshore transmission). We are seeking stakeholder views to help develop an approach to the way that new projects coming forward through future seabed leasing rounds will be connected. At this stage we are... More
    Closed 23 November 2021
  • Heat network zoning consultation

    In this consultation we are seeking views on our proposed approach to deliver heat network zoning in England to inform primary legislation. Our proposals envisage central and local government working together with industry and local stakeholders to identify and designate areas within which heat networks are the lowest cost, low carbon solution for decarbonising heating. This will help heat network developers to accelerate deployment of heat networks where they are most appropriate... More
    Closed 19 November 2021
  • Flexibility Innovation: Market Engagement

    The recently published Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan 2021 and Energy Digitalisation Strategy identified key BEIS policy priorities to enable the transition to a smart, flexible, decarbonised energy system. As part of the at least £100 million Energy Storage and Flexibility Challenge set out in the Prime Minister’s ten point plan for a green industrial revolution , BEIS is minded to consider how innovation can support this transition: how it could... More
    Closed 14 November 2021
  • Consultation on addressing supplier payment default under the Renewables Obligation

    The Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme in England and Wales supports the generation of renewable electricity. It operates as a market-based mechanism through a system of tradable green certificates called Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs). ROCs are issued to generators free of charge by the scheme administrator, Ofgem, in relation to the amount of renewable electricity they generate. Generators sell the ROCs to suppliers or traders, which gives generators a premium in... More
    Closed 9 November 2021
  • Re-coupling GB electricity auctions for cross-border trade

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the current arrangements for trading electricity on power exchanges in the GB wholesale electricity market and our proposals to support efficient cross-border trading. This consultation sets out a number of key items in respect of this matter: historical information regarding the GB wholesale electricity market, market arrangements as they applied to power exchanges prior to EU Exit, and how they have changed following EU... More
    Closed 3 November 2021
  • Further drafting amendments to the CfD contract for Allocation Round 4

    The Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme is the Government’s main mechanism for supporting new, low carbon electricity generation projects in Great Britain. Since March 2020, we have consulted, and published our decisions, on a series of changes to the CfD scheme and contract terms in preparation for Allocation Round 4 (AR4), which will open to applications from developers of renewable technologies in December 2021. The Government indicated in its consultation published on... More
    Closed 31 October 2021
  • Competition in Onshore Electricity Networks

    The electricity system will need fundamental change as we move towards Net Zero. Greater use of new, flexible technologies in generation and demand will create challenges for the electricity network from a governance and technical point of view, and the network will need to grow and adapt in new ways. Electricity network companies are fundamentally responsible for building, owning and operating electricity network infrastructure, ensuring it is ready to meet the demands placed... More
    Closed 26 October 2021
  • Consultation on a business model for low carbon hydrogen

    We’re seeking views on our proposals for a low carbon hydrogen business model. Please provide your responses in this form to the questions set out in the Low Carbon Hydrogen Business Model Consultation. More
    Closed 25 October 2021
  • Designing the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund - Consultation

    A consultation to inform the design of the £240m Net Zero Hydrogen Fund (NZHF) which aims to support the commercial deployment of low carbon hydrogen production during the 2020’s. More
    Closed 25 October 2021
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