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  • Corporate Transparency and Register Reform: Consultation on improving the quality and value of financial information on the UK companies register

    In 2019, the Government consulted on a range of options to enhance the role of Companies House, increase the transparency of corporate entities and help combat economic crime. On 18 September 2020, the Government published a response to the Corporate Transparency and Register Reform Consultation.... More
    Opened 9 December 2020
  • 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
    Opened 9 December 2020
  • Non-compete clauses: consultation on measures to reform post-termination non-compete clauses in contracts of employment

    Non-compete clauses are used in contracts of employment to restrict an individual’s ability to work for a competing business, or to establish a competing business for a defined period after they leave. To support economic recovery from the impacts of Covid-19, the Government is exploring... More
    Opened 4 December 2020
  • Exclusivity Clauses: Consultation on measures to extend the ban on exclusivity clauses in contracts of employment

    We are seeking views on a proposal to extend the ban on exclusivity clauses to contracts where the workers’ guaranteed weekly income is less than the Lower Earnings Limit, currently £120 a week. This is to ensure that low-income workers can take on additional work to boost their income... More
    Opened 4 December 2020
  • Post Office Inquiry Call for Evidence

    The Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry follows the conclusion of the group litigation involving postmasters and Post Office Limited in December 2019, and the Prime Minister's commitment on 26th February 2020 to hold an Inquiry. The Government wants to be fully assured that through the Inquiry there... More
    Opened 1 December 2020
  • 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
    Opened 30 November 2020
  • 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
    Opened 24 November 2020
  • 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
    Opened 18 November 2020
  • Improving Home Energy Performance through Lenders

    Lenders could have a role in building a market for energy performance improvements. The government has been engaging with lenders, their engagement organisations, and other financial stakeholders to better understand how government can encourage lenders to innovate. This consultation sets... More
    Opened 18 November 2020
  • Low Carbon Contracts Company and Electricity Settlements Company Operational costs 2021/22

    We’re seeking views on the proposed 2021-22 operational cost budgets and resulting levies for the Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) and the Electricity Settlements Company (ESC). More
    Opened 16 November 2020
  • National Security and Investment: Mandatory Notification Sectors

    This consultation sets out the Government's proposed sector definitions for the types of entity that could come under the National Security and Investment Bill's mandatory notification regime and we want to hear your views. More
    Opened 11 November 2020
  • 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
    Opened 4 November 2020
  • Exemptions from the requirement for an electricity licence: call for evidence

    We want to understand more fully how the exemptions regime currently operates, and whether changes to the regime are needed to reflect government aims and objectives. This includes how well the exemption regime has coped with the changing energy landscape and how exemptions are currently... More
    Opened 30 October 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
    Opened 14 October 2020
  • Increasing the Scope and Powers of the Small Business Commissioner

    This consultation seeks views on the merits of strengthening the Small Business Commissioner’s ("the Commissioner") ability to assist small businesses by providing them with effective mechanisms for redress, in respect of late payments. The Commissioner would potentially gain powers to activate... More
    Opened 1 October 2020
  • 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
    Opened 30 September 2020
  • Improving the energy performance of privately rented homes

    The Government has committed to upgrade as many private rented sector homes as possible to Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Band C by 2030, where practical, cost-effective and affordable. This consultation sets out a suite of policy proposals towards achieving this. These proposals... More
    Opened 30 September 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
    Opened 30 September 2020
  • 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
    Opened 30 September 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
    Opened 21 September 2020
  • Call for Evidence on the UK's International Regulatory Cooperation Strategy

    The Better Regulation Executive in December 2018 invited the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to conduct a review into the UK’s international regulatory cooperation practices. The OECD report published in May 2020 recommended that the government take... More
    Opened 2 September 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
    Opened 25 August 2020
  • Amendments to the Environmental Impact Assessment regime for offshore oil and gas projects

    This consultation seeks views on draft Regulations to amend the offshore oil and gas Environmental Impact Assessment regime to make the processes for challenging decisions clearer and enhance other aspects . More
    Opened 24 July 2020
  • Offshore Chemical Regulations and Oil Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations: Proposed Covid-19 related amendments exempting documents to be made publicly available for inspection

    Proposed changes to the Offshore Chemicals Regulations 2002 and the Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) Regulations 2005 to exempt relevant documents from being made publicly available for inspection due to restriction on movement and social distancing put in place... More
    Opened 23 July 2020
  • UK internal market: policy option proposals

    The UK internal market white paper sets out policy options to enshrine in law 2 principles: the principle of mutual recognition the principle of non-discrimination We would like views on these options from businesses, academics, consumer groups and trade unions, but the... More
    Opened 16 July 2020
  • R&D Survey

    The Government's ambitious UK Research and Development (R&D) Roadmap aims to ensure the UK is the best place in the world for scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs to live and work. This will help to power up our economic recovery and level up the UK. The roadmap is the start of... More
    Opened 1 July 2020
  • Energy Technology List Scheme

    This is a 2 part consultation on the Energy Technology List Scheme. Part 1 – The future direction of the Energy Technology List Scheme This part sets out the future policy direction for the ETL Part 2 – proposed technical changes for the 2020 update of the Energy... More
    Opened 12 June 2020
  • Combined heat and power: the route to 2050 - call for evidence

    Clean Growth is one of the four grand challenges of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy and energy efficiency and decarbonising heat are vital parts of the ambition. In June 2019, the UK committed in legislation to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. Combined... More
    Opened 12 June 2020
  • Energy-related Products: Call for Evidence

    Energy-related products are goods such as washing machines, lighting and televisions, which use energy or affect energy consumption when in use or in standby mode. This call for evidence explores how effective policies for energy-related products in homes and businesses can support the... More
    Opened 12 June 2020
  • Contracts for Difference: proposed changes to the Electricity Supplier Obligation Regulations in response to COVID-19

    This consultation seeks views on the proposal to defer part of the amount of the increase in electricty suppliers' obligations that would otherwise be collected by LCCC for the current (the second) quarter of 2020 to the first quarter of 2021. Implementation of the proposal would require a... More
    Opened 12 May 2020
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