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  • 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
    Closed 19 May 2020
  • Capacity Market Consultation on Future Improvements

    The Commission’s 2019 State aid decision notes that the UK government has committed to implementing a number of improvements to the design of the Capacity Market (CM) to reflect recent market and regulatory developments, including those identified through our recent 5-year-review of the... More
    Closed 2 March 2020
  • Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations Proposed Amendments

    We have extended the consultation period to 24 January 2020 due to election period and to allow additional time for stakeholder review of technical components. The consultation contains proposals to amend the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations to ensure consistency with... More
    Closed 24 January 2020
  • Non-domestic private rented sector minimum energy efficiency standards

    The government has committed to support businesses to reduce their energy use by at least 20% by 2030. This consultation seeks views on how best to improve the energy performance of non-domestic private rented buildings through tighter minimum energy standards. Acting now to set a clear... More
    Closed 7 January 2020
  • 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... More
    Closed 29 November 2019
  • Creating a Clean Steel Fund: call for evidence

    We’re seeking views on the £250 million Clean Steel Fund, which will support the UK steel sector to move to a decarbonisation pathway compatible with net zero. More
    Closed 21 November 2019
  • Industrial Energy Transformation Fund: Supporting industry on the path to Net Zero

    We are seeking views on various design proposals for the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund including: Who can apply for funding; What technologies should be supported; Whether funding should be made available for feasibility studies, FEED studies and capacity building; ... More
    Closed 21 November 2019
  • Ecodesign requirements for external power supplies: draft regulations

    This consultation seeks view on the draft Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products (External Power Supplies) Regulations 2020. The draft regulations propose to introduce UK ecodesign requirements for external power supplies which are in line with those the UK supported at EU level in January 2019.... More
    Closed 15 October 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
    Closed 14 October 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
    Closed 14 October 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
    Closed 11 October 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
    Closed 6 October 2019
  • Civil Nuclear Brexit Readiness Survey

    The Government has continued to prepare for the United Kingdom’s departure from the EU and Euratom. BEIS is conducting a short survey to better understand how the civil nuclear sector is preparing for this. This is also a chance to feed back any comments that you may have on the guidance and... More
    Closed 30 September 2019
  • 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
    Closed 25 September 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... More
    Closed 16 September 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
    Closed 16 September 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
    Closed 16 September 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
    Closed 13 September 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
    Closed 12 September 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
    Closed 6 August 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
    Closed 6 August 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
    Closed 5 August 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
    Closed 12 July 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
    Closed 11 June 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
    Closed 31 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
    Closed 24 May 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
    Closed 8 May 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
    Closed 8 May 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
    Closed 1 May 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
    Closed 29 April 2019
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