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  • Facilitating energy efficiency in the electricity system: call for evidence

    We are seeking views on market barriers to energy efficiency in the UK, and how we can create new markets for energy efficiency, securing its role in the wider energy market, contributing to flexibility and becoming a reliable alternative to increased generation and network reinforcement. More
    Opened 22 July 2019
  • Consultation on a Regulated Asset Base (RAB) Model for Nuclear

    In his statement to Parliament in June 2018, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clarke said that the Government would review the viability of a ‘Regulated Asset Base’ (RAB) model for new nuclear projects and committed in January 2019 to publishing an... More
    Opened 22 July 2019
  • Fuel poverty strategy for England

    Fuel poverty is defined in the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000 as: a person [who] is a member of a household living on a lower income in a home which cannot be kept warm at reasonable cost. In 2014, the government introduced in legislation a fuel poverty target for... More
    Opened 22 July 2019
  • Standards for bio-based, biodegradable, and compostable plastics: call for evidence

    We're seeking evidence to help us develop standards or certification critera for bio-based, biodegradable, and compostable plastics, and an understanding of their environmental impacts. This will also include littering and issues affecting recycling and disposal routes. We... More
    Opened 22 July 2019
  • Carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) projects: re-use of oil and gas assets

    A consultation on the re use of oil and gas assets for Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) projects. In the CCUS Deployment Pathway: An Action Plan we committed to complete a process to identify existing oil and gas infrastructure that has the potential for re-use to support... More
    Opened 22 July 2019
  • Carbon capture, usage and storage: business models

    This consultation seeks views on our emerging findings on potential business models for carbon capture, usage and storage ( CCUS ). It covers: options on CCUS business models for industry, power, and carbon dioxide transport and storage a framework for future evaluation of models to... More
    Opened 22 July 2019
  • Good Work Plan: Proposals to support families

    This consultation covers: Parental leave and pay Neonatal leave and pay Transparency of flexible working and family related leave and pay policies Select the sections you want to answer from the links here. You can respond to as many of the sections and questions as... More
    Opened 19 July 2019
  • Good Work Plan: one-sided flexibility - addressing unfair flexible working practices

    We are seeking views on the proposals made by the Low Pay Commission, to address the issue of ‘one-sided flexibility’. The proposals made by the Low Pay Commission were published on 17 December 2018 to address the issue of ‘one-sided flexibility’. This issue exists within some... More
    Opened 19 July 2019
  • Statutory audit services: initial consultation on the CMA recommendations

    Following its review of the statutory audit market, the Competition and Markets Authority ( CMA ) published its final report on 18 April 2019. This consultation seeks views on the CMA ’s recommendations to improve audit quality, competition and resilience in the statutory audit... More
    Opened 18 July 2019
  • Good work plan: establishing a new single enforcement body for employment rights

    This consultation seeks views on whether establishing a new single enforcement body for employment rights could: improve enforcement for vulnerable workers create a level playing field for the majority of businesses who are complying with the law More
    Opened 16 July 2019
  • Energy Company Obligation: ECO3, improving consumer protection

    We're seeking views on proposed changes to the current Energy Company Obligation (ECO3) scheme. This includes: Incorporating the TrustMark Government Endorsed Quality scheme into ECO3, as a route to demonstrating compliance with the most up to date relevant PAS standards and to ensure a... More
    Opened 9 July 2019
  • The Statutory Review of the Groceries Code Adjudicator, 2016 to 2019

    The Groceries Code Adjudicator works with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and is the independent regulator ensuring that regulated retailers treat their direct suppliers lawfully and fairly. The GCA is responsible for monitoring and encouraging compliance with and... More
    Opened 20 June 2019
  • Smart Data: Putting consumers in control of their data and enabling innovation

    This consultation seeks views on proposals to: enable data driven innovation in consumer markets use data and technology to help vulnerable consumers ensure consumers and their data are protected More
    Opened 11 June 2019
  • Corporate transparency and register reform

    We're consulting on new proposals to enhance the role of Companies House, increase the transparency of UK corporate entities and help combat economic crime. The consultation seeks views on a series of reforms to limit the risk of misuse: knowing who is setting up,... More
    Opened 5 May 2019
  • The future of UK carbon pricing

    This consultation sets out the UK Government’s and the Devolved Administrations' approach to UK carbon pricing once we have left the European Union and seeks stakeholders’ views on the design of a future scheme. This consultation will be of particular interest to individual companies and... More
    Opened 2 May 2019
  • Future frameworks for international collaboration on research and innovation: call for evidence

    Professor Sir Adrian Smith has been commissioned by BEIS to provide independent advice on the design of future UK funding schemes for international collaboration, innovation and curiosity-driven blue-skies research. We welcome written contributions on a wide of issues relating to potential... More
    Opened 12 April 2019
  • Designing the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund

    The Government is seeking views on how we design the Fund to maximise its benefits, while ensuring value for money. Previous stakeholder engagement, such as last year’s call for evidence on business and industrial energy efficiency and the ongoing 2050 Roadmaps Project, has improved our... More
    Opened 25 March 2019
  • Energy Efficiency Scheme for Small & Medium Sized Businesses

    This call for evidence seeks views on various proposals for a new Business Energy Efficiency Scheme focused on SMEs Improving energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective mechanisms for businesses to reduce their energy use and associated bills while reducing their carbon emissions.... More
    Opened 13 March 2019
  • Strengthening the UK’s offshore oil and gas decommissioning industry

    The United Kingdom’s Continental Shelf is one of the world’s more mature petroleum provinces and, despite new developments continuing to come on stream, many assets are inevitably reaching the end of their field lives and will require decommissioning. Responses to this call for evidence... More
    Opened 13 March 2019
  • Independent Review of the Financial Reporting Council - Initial consultation on the recommendations

    We are seeking views on the recommendations made by the Independent Review of the Financial Reporting Council. This consultation seeks views on the recommendations made by the Independent Review of the Financial Reporting Council to create a new regulator responsible for audit,... More
    Opened 11 March 2019
  • Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 review: call for evidence

    The Government will be publishing a report reviewing the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 later this year. This Call for Evidence is designed to gather information that will inform the review and provide additional insight on how... More
    Opened 7 March 2019
  • Confidentiality clauses: consultation on measures to prevent misuse in situations of workplace harassment or discrimination

    Confidentiality clauses, also known as non-disclosure agreements or NDAs , are provisions which seek to prohibit the disclosure of information. They serve a useful and legitimate purpose in the employment context, as part of both employment contracts and settlement agreements. However, a number... More
    Opened 4 March 2019
  • Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination: Extending redundancy protection for women and new parents

    We're seeking views on extending redundancy protection for pregnant women and mothers. The consultation also sets out more widely what the department is doing to tackle pregnancy and maternity discrimination, and explain the current law on redundancy protection. This is a commitment in the ... More
    Opened 25 January 2019
  • Proposals regarding the planning system for electricity storage

    The Progress Update to the Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan , published in October 2018, stated that we would consult on the treatment of electricity storage within the planning system. This consultation considers and seeks views on the following proposals: ... More
    Opened 14 January 2019
  • The future of small-scale low carbon generation: a consultation on a Smart Export Guarantee (SEG)

    To support the transition to a cleaner, smarter and more flexible energy system our intention in this document The future for small-scale low-carbon generation is to consider future arrangements that would facilitate: a route to market which supports small-scale low carbon generation of... More
    Opened 8 January 2019
  • Salaried workers and salary sacrifice schemes

    The Government is committed to ensuring that all workers are paid at least the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage. The Government is also committed to supporting employers to comply with National Minimum Wage legislation, so that they get it right first time without the need for... More
    Opened 17 December 2018
  • Heat Networks: Ensuring Sustained Investment and Protecting Consumers

    The Heat Networks: Ensuring sustained investment and protecting consumers publication sets out the government’s priorities for developing an effective long-term market framework to drive sustained investment in heat networks and to ensure consumers are adequately protected as the sector... More
    Opened 7 December 2018
  • Offshore Environmental Civil Sanctions Regulations 2018: Draft Guidance Document

    OPRED is seeking views via this consultation on the proposed Guidance Document to accompany The Offshore Environmental Civil Sanctions Regulations 2018 (the 2018 Regulations) which will enable OPRED to impose civil sanctions on offshore oil and gas companies who are found to be in breach of... More
    Opened 20 November 2018
  • Renewable Heat Incentive: biomass combustion in urban areas

    Defra’s Clean Air Strategy, published in May 2018, proposed that further support under the Renewable Heat Incentive should not be available for biomass installations in urban areas with access to the gas grid. This consultation sets out details of the proposed restrictions and asks for views... More
    Opened 16 October 2018
  • Ethnicity pay reporting

    This consultation seeks views on ethnicity pay reporting by employers. It sets out options and asks questions on: what ethnicity pay information should be reported by employers to allow for meaningful action who should be expected to report next steps The objective of the... More
    Opened 11 October 2018
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