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  • Amendments to the Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017

    We're seeking views on proposals to amend and improve the Payment Practices and Performance Regulations, and whether they should extend beyond their current expiry date of 6 April 2024. The consultation sets out proposals on: amending the expiry date to extend the Regulations beyond 6 April 2024 including an additional value reporting metric referencing payment reporting in a company’s director’s report a clarification of how supply chain finance is reported ... More
    Closed 28 April 2023
  • Small Business Commissioner: statutory review 2023

    As part of the recently announced Payment and Cashflow Review , w e are seeking views and evidence to inform the Statutory Review of the Small Business Commissioner, looking at particularly its effectiveness in improving payment practices in commercial transactions and the impact of the commissioner’s actions on awareness of small businesses of, or the use by small businesses of, alternative dispute resolution procedures. More
    Closed 28 April 2023
  • Consultation on a low carbon hydrogen certification scheme

    In the British Energy Security Strategy (BESS), the Government committed to launching a hydrogen certification scheme by 2025 to demonstrate high-grade British hydrogen for export and ensure any imported hydrogen meets the same high standards that UK companies expect. Certification of hydrogen could provide a robust and reliable way for producers of low carbon hydrogen to prove the credentials of their product. A low carbon hydrogen certification scheme could create... More
    Closed 28 April 2023
  • Decarbonisation readiness: updates to the 2009 Carbon Capture Readiness requirements

    In July 2021, the UK government and Welsh government published a joint call for evidence seeking views on updates to the 2009 Carbon Capture Readiness requirements, including: - ensuring new build and substantially refurbishing combustion power plants have viable decarbonisation pathways - applying the requirements to more combustion power plant technologies and sizes - introducing the option to comply with the requirements through hydrogen conversion - moving the requirements from... More
    Closed 24 April 2023
  • Draft Code of Practice on Dismissal and Re-engagement

    This consultation is seeking views on the draft Code of Practice on dismissal and re-engagement. The Code sets out employers’ responsibilities when seeking to change employment terms and conditions, if there is the prospect of dismissal and re-engagement. It requires employers to consult staff and explore alternative options, without using the threat of dismissal to pressure employees to agree new terms. This is an opportunity for all interested individuals and groups to review... More
    Closed 18 April 2023
  • Energy Intensive Industries Compensation Scheme - Net Zero Conditionality Questionnaire

    In 2021 BEIS consulted on the Review of the schemes to compensate certain Energy Intensive Industries for indirect emission costs in electricity prices. Within that consultation we asked for views on how net zero might be achieved for individual business. The Government published its response to this consultation in April 2022. Within that response we indicated that we would introduce a new condition for businesses, who revive compensation, to share with BEIS their decarbonisation... More
    Closed 14 April 2023
  • New ecodesign requirements for lighting products

    A consultation on proposed amendments to the minimum energy performance standard for lighting products from September 2023. Read the consultation document on GOV.UK . More
    Closed 4 April 2023
  • Improving Boiler Standards and Efficiency

    This consultation seeks views on a range of topics, including: proposals to improve boiler and heating system efficiency through improvements to minimum standards proposals to mandate that from 2026 all newly-installed gas boilers are “hydrogen-ready” the potential role of gas boiler-electric heat pump hybrids in heat decarbonisation in the 2020s and 2030s These proposals aim to reduce domestic gas consumption, thereby lowering consumer... More
    Closed 21 March 2023
  • Smart Meter Targets Framework: consultation on minimum installation requirements for Year 3 (2024) and Year 4 (2025)

    The four-year smart metering Targets Framework came into effect on 1 January 2022. This Framework sets energy suppliers in Great Britain annual installation targets on a trajectory to 100% smart coverage by end 2025, subject to an annual allowance or ‘tolerance level’ that applies across industry as a percentage of each supplier’s customer base. We welcome responses from energy suppliers, as well as from smart metering and energy industry stakeholders and other... More
    Closed 21 March 2023
  • Calculating holiday entitlement for part-year and irregular hours workers

    Following the recent Supreme Court judgment in Harpur Trust v Brazel, the Government is looking to consult on the calculation of holiday entitlement received by part-year and irregular hours workers. The Government proposes to introduce a holiday entitlement reference period for part-year and irregular hours workers, to ensure that their holiday pay and entitlement is directly proportionate to the time they spend working. The Government also wants to understand how... More
    Closed 9 March 2023
  • Capacity Market 2023: Strengthening security of supply and alignment with net zero

    This consultation builds upon the Call for Evidence ( CfE ) published in July 2021 which sought views on proposals to better align the Capacity Market ( CM ) with the government’s net zero targets and improve delivery assurance across the scheme. The proposed reforms set out in this consultation represent the next step in the evolution of the CM and have been considered in light of the Review of Electricity Market Arrangements ( REMA ) programme. The main policy proposals fall... More
    Closed 3 March 2023
  • Consultation on policy considerations for future rounds of the Contracts for Difference scheme

    Contracts for Difference ( CfD ) scheme is government’s main support mechanism for new low-carbon electricity generation projects in Great Britain. The government continuously reviews the CfD scheme to ensure it remains fit-for-purpose as our electricity system evolves and we work towards our net zero ambitions. This consultation is inviting views on potential changes for Allocation Round 6 ( AR6 ) (due to open in 2024) and future rounds beyond AR6 , as well as providing several... More
    Closed 7 February 2023
  • CfD contract changes for Allocation Round 5

    This consultation seeks views on drafting changes to the Contracts for Difference (CfD) Standard Terms and Conditions and Private Network Agreement in advance of Allocation Round 5 (AR5), which is scheduled to open in March 2023. We welcome responses from anyone with an interest in the proposals, in particular those considering participating in AR5. Read the consultation document on GOV.UK . More
    Closed 5 February 2023
  • Design of the Energy Company Obligation ECO+: 2023-2026

    This document sets out proposals for the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). ECO is a programme to deliver energy efficiency measures in homes across Great Britain. ECO+ will be an addition to the current ECO scheme to deliver rapid installation of energy efficiency measures to a wider pool of households, including those on the lowest income and those in the least energy efficient homes in the lower council tax bands. The consultation covers ECO+ for the period April 2023 to March... More
    Closed 23 December 2022
  • Safety of Cosmetic Ingredients with Suspected Endocrine Disrupting Properties: Call for Data, July 2022

    Call for Data: Safety of Cosmetic Ingredients with Suspected Endocrine Disrupting Properties The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) would like to invite any interested parties, including academia, manufacturers of cosmetic products, producers of the substances concerned and consumer associations to submit any scientific information relevant to the safety assessment of cosmetic ingredients in the list below. OPSS would like to evaluate the... More
    Closed 30 November 2022
  • Hydrogen transport and storage infrastructure: a consultation on business model designs, regulatory arrangements, strategic planning and the role of blending

    Hydrogen can support the decarbonisation of the UK economy, particularly in ‘hard to electrify’ UK industrial sectors, and can provide greener, flexible energy across power, transport and potentially heat. Hydrogen produced in the UK could create thousands of jobs across the country, and provide greater domestic energy security, lowering our reliance on energy imports. Analysis by BEIS for Carbon Budget 6 suggests 250-460TWh of hydrogen could be needed in 2050, making up 20-35 per cent... More
    Closed 22 November 2022
  • Call for evidence on Net Zero review

    Chris Skidmore MP invites evidence on the government’s approach to delivery its net zero target, as part of an Independent Review of Net Zero. We are committed to a review that will consider a range of evidence and views from across society. Alongise the call for evidence, this will include a range of themed roundtables with businesses, industry, communities, local government and non-governmental groups to collect a broad range of views on the transition to net zero. We will also... More
    Closed 27 October 2022
  • Power with carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS): call for evidence

    This call for evidence seeks views and evidence on how government can best support the continued deployment of power with CCUS projects into the 2030s beyond Track-1 of the Cluster Sequencing process. Topics covered include: competitive allocation design for power with CCUS the evolution of the business model used to support power with CCUS the development of the power with CCUS sector and supply chain how power with CCUS could operate under future market... More
    Closed 17 October 2022
  • Review of Electricity Market Arrangements

    This consultation seeks views on a range of options to deliver an enduring electricity market framework that will work for businesses, industry, and households. We welcome views from a range of stakeholders including: energy industry non-governmental organisations (NGOs) consumer groups academics policy think-tanks Read the consultation document on GOV.UK . More
    Closed 10 October 2022
  • Power BECCS Business Model Consultation

    This consultation is seeking views on the governments minded-to position for a business model to incentivise deployment of first of a kind ('FOAK') power bioenergy and carbon capture and storage ('power BECCS') within the UK. We are seeking views from all interested parties, including prospective power BECCS projects, investors, non-governmental organisations and academics. This consultation is seeking views on the design of a business model to attract private investment and enable... More
    Closed 7 October 2022
  • Business Models for Engineered Greenhouse Gas Removals (GGRs)

    This consultation is seeking views on the design of a business model to attract private investment and enable GGR projects to deploy at scale from the mid-2020s. GGR technologies will be essential to reach net zero – balancing residual emissions from hard-to-decarbonise sectors while providing new economic opportunities for the UK. The Net Zero Strategy committed to developing markets and incentives for GGRs to overcome critical barriers to investment and support the... More
    Closed 27 September 2022
  • Review of Hydro Benefit Replacement Scheme and Common Tariff Obligation

    The Hydro Benefit Replacement Scheme and Common Tariff Obligation help protect consumers in the North of Scotland from the high costs of electricity distribution in that area. The government must review the schemes every 3 years, and this consultation forms part of the review process. We propose to retain both schemes in their current form, subject to some minor technical improvements to the funding arrangements of the Hydro Benefit Replacement Scheme. We would like views from... More
    Closed 23 September 2022
  • The future ownership of Elexon

    BEIS and Ofgem are jointly consulting on proposals for the future ownership of Elexon. Elexon is a wholly owned but operationally independent subsidiary of National Grid Energy System Operator ( NGESO ). It is governed by its own Board and by the Balancing and Settlement Code ( BSC ) Panel (which is made up of industry, consumer, and independent experts). Elexon plays a key role in the electricity market, with its main roles being to administer the BSC and to carry out the settlement... More
    Closed 22 September 2022
  • Energy Intensive Industries: review of the schemes to provide relief to energy intensive industries for a proportion of the costs of funding renewable energy generation

    This consultation seeks views on the Government’s exemption scheme for Energy Intensive Industries from the indirect costs of funding the Contracts for Difference (CfD), Renewables Obligation (RO) and small-scale Feed-in Tariffs (FIT) schemes (“Exemption Scheme” or “Scheme”). It seeks feedback and evidence to consider whether there is a rationale for increasing the subsidy intensity level of the current scheme in order to address the increased risk of carbon leakage and the... More
    Closed 16 September 2022
  • Land rights and consents for electricity network infrastructure

    This call for evidence is seeking views on the current land rights and consents processes for electricity network infrastructure. We want to understand whether the current processes are fit for purpose or whether they act as a barrier to the build of electricity network infrastructure. We are seeking views on what improvements could be made and this call for evidence will confirm the scope of our review and whether reform is required. We are keen to hear from all stakeholders with an... More
    Closed 15 September 2022
  • Choice on units of measurement: markings and sales

    The government is committed to reviewing the current law to identify how more choice can be given to businesses and consumers over the units of measurement they use for trade, while ensuring that measurement information remains accurate. More
    Closed 26 August 2022
  • Statutory Guidance on the Subsidy Control Act 2022

    We are seeking your views on the statutory guidance for the Subsidy Control Act 2022. Read more about this consultation on GOV.UK . More
    Closed 10 August 2022
  • Revenue stream for the Nuclear RAB model

    The Nuclear Energy (Financing) Act 2022 (‘the Act’) makes provision for the implementation of a Regulated Asset Base (RAB) model for nuclear energy generation projects. Fundamental to the successful implementation of a nuclear RAB model is a robust revenue stream that ensures a secure and consistent flow of revenues between electricity suppliers and nuclear companies benefitting from the RAB model for the duration of their nuclear project’s regulatory period. The... More
    Closed 9 August 2022
  • Developing the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS)

    Why we are consulting The UK ETS Authority (UK Government, Scottish Government, Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for Northern Ireland, hereinafter ‘the Authority’) are seeking input on a number of proposals to develop the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS). We have committed to implementing a net zero consistent cap for the scheme, reviewing Free Allocation policy and expanding the use of emissions trading across the economy. This... More
    Closed 17 June 2022
  • Contracts for Difference: Updating the Allocation Round 5 Supply Chain Plan Questionnaire

    This consultation proposes amendments to the Contracts for Difference Supply Chain Plan Questionnaire, in preparation for Allocation Round 5. Alongside the consultation document, the government has also published the following documents to refer to when considering your response. You can view them all on GOV.UK . Consultation on Updating the Allocation Round 5 Supply Chain Plan Questionnaire The proposed updated Supply Chain Plan... More
    Closed 14 June 2022
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