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  • The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive – ensuring a stable scheme

    The DRHI was scheduled to close to new applicants on 31 st March 2021. However, in March 2020 the government announced an extension to the DRHI for 12 months, until 31 st March 2022, with final RHI payments being made in 2029. This consultation sets out proposals for the closure of the... More
    Opened 26 February 2021
  • UK Internal Market: the continuity of exclusions from the principles of mutual recognition and non-discrimination for services

    The purpose of the UK Internal Market Act 2020 is to allow people and businesses to work and trade freely across the whole of the UK after leaving the European Union (EU). It establishes 2 UK market access principles to protect the flow of goods and services in our home market: ... More
    Opened 25 February 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
    Opened 10 February 2021
  • 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
    Opened 3 February 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
    Opened 14 January 2021
  • Consultation on Draft Nuclear Safeguards Fees Regulations

    This consultation seeks views on the proposed approach to the introduction of a cost recovery scheme for nuclear safeguards regulation, to commence from 1 April 2022. This will apply to those regulated under the UK’s new domestic nuclear safeguards regime, by the regulator, the Office for... More
    Opened 15 December 2020
  • Enabling a High Renewable, Net Zero Electricity System: Call for Evidence

    Achieving our ambitious climate targets will require significant levels of renewable deployment. Making sure we have the right policy framework to support this deployment will be crucial to delivering net zero while minimising costs for consumers. The government is seeking views... More
    Opened 14 December 2020
  • Consultation on the Early Phase Out of Unabated Coal Generation in Great Britain

    This consultation seeks views on bringing forward the deadline for phasing out unabated coal-fired generation in Great Britain to 1 October 2024. This proposal is part of the Government’s drive to go further and faster on decarbonising the power sector, as it works towards net zero by 2050. ... More
    Opened 14 December 2020
  • Corporate Transparency and Register Reform: Consultation on implementing the ban on corporate directors.

    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... More
    Opened 9 December 2020
  • 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
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