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  • Green Gas Support Scheme 2022 Annual Tariff Review: call for evidence

    The Green Gas Support Scheme (GGSS) makes tariff payments to biomethane producers for gas that they inject into the grid. It was launched on 30 November 2021 with initial tariffs set in the Green Gas Support Scheme Regulations 2021. The use of biomethane, or green gas, has an important role to play in reducing the UK’s emissions by lowering the climate change impact of gas supply. Biomethane is produced by the capture and processing of emissions from the decomposition of organic... More
    Closed 10 June 2022
  • Carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS): Industrial Carbon Capture business model

    With this consultation we are seeking views from stakeholders on the proposed business model package, including the structure and content of the draft ICC Contract, business model summary and update published on the ICC Business Model webpage in parallel to this consultation, previous business model updates and the indicative CCS Infrastructure Grant Funding Agreement update. This consultation seeks to assess the extent to which the proposed model is deliverable, investable and supports... More
    Closed 10 June 2022
  • Carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS): Dispatchable Power Agreement business model

    We are seeking views from stakeholders on the proposed form of the DPA and draft DPA Contract prior to the negotiation / due diligence phase of the Track-1 Phase-2 of the Cluster Sequencing for Carbon Capture Usage and Storage Deployment process. More
    Closed 10 June 2022
  • Safety of Cosmetic Ingredients with Suspected Endocrine Disrupting Properties: call for data

    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 safety of these ingredients in cosmetic products due to their suspected endocrine disrupting properties. ... More
    Closed 31 May 2022
  • Energy Bills Support Scheme Consultation

    On 3 February 2022, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a package of support worth £9.1bn to help domestic energy customers with the costs of rising energy bills. The Energy Bills Support Scheme (EBSS) was announced as part of this package. Through the Scheme, the Government will provide funding to all energy suppliers for them to pass a £200 reduction on to domestic electricity customers’ bills, which will be recovered through electricity bills over five years from... More
    Closed 23 May 2022
  • Warm Home Discount Scotland

    This consultation sets out proposals for implementing the Warm Home Discount scheme in Scotland from 2022 to winter 2025/26. The proposals in this document would mean that the WHD Scotland will largely mirror the WHD in place across GB in 2021/22. The primary difference would be that non-core spending would be larger due to the increase in overall spending. The value of the rebate would increase to £150 as per the England and Wales scheme and the supplier participation... More
    Closed 22 May 2022
  • Enabling a National Cyber-Physical Infrastructure to Catalyse Innovation

    This consultation seeks to broaden the UK’s understanding of the impact and opportunities for cyber-physical systems​ and also advance our collective understanding of the value of, and options for an underpinning Cyber-Physical Infrastructure to unleash innovation. Understanding and connecting complex systems has been key to every major human endeavour. As we face critical challenges such as reaching net zero and responding to global health crises, there is a need to... More
    Closed 11 May 2022
  • Subsidies of Interest and Subsidies of Particular Interest

    The Subsidy Control Bill provides the framework for a new, United Kingdom-wide subsidy control regime. This regime will enable public authorities, including devolved administrations and local authorities, to deliver subsidies that are tailored and bespoke for local needs to deliver government priorities such as levelling up and achieving net zero carbon, as well as supporting the economy’s recovery from COVID-19. It is crucial that the new subsidy control regime can... More
    Closed 6 May 2022
  • Hydrogen business model and Net Zero Hydrogen Fund: Market Engagement on Electrolytic Allocation

    This Market Engagement document sets out our proposed approach to a joint hydrogen business model and Net Zero Hydrogen Fund allocation process for electrolytic hydrogen projects. This is primarily with a view to developing and refining our proposals, in conjunction with interested stakeholders, ahead of the first allocation round’s intended launch in Summer 2022. The document includes an indicative timeline, proposed eligibility and evaluation criteria, and proposed approach to... More
    Closed 6 May 2022
  • Contracts for Difference for Low Carbon Electricity Generation: call for evidence on proposed amendments to Supply Chain Plans

    A rapid and sustainable scale-up of low carbon deployment is needed to meet the Net Zero agenda. The Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme is fundamental to achieving this goal, supporting low cost and low carbon electricity generation. The government is constantly looking at ways it can improve Supply Chain Plans policy to make it more effective in delivering its policy objectives and streamlining the process to make it easier for applicants. This Call for Evidence seeks views and... More
    Closed 29 April 2022
  • Employment agencies: handling payment in the entertainment, sport and modelling sectors

    Employment agencies in the entertainment, sport and modelling sectors can charge work-finding fees to businesses or workers. This is an exception to the general rule for employment agencies. Some of these agencies are using what is known as ‘the agency supplement’ model to do so. Some concerns have been raised that this model of charging fees and paying workers is not compliant with the current rules. This consultation seeks evidence on the best way to respond, by assessing... More
    Closed 20 April 2022
  • Final claims under the Enemy Property Payment Scheme and Baltic States Scheme

    We are consulting to seek views on the final date by which claims should be submitted under the Enemy Property Payment Scheme and Baltic State Scheme (“the Schemes”), to enable final claims to be assessed. The Schemes were established to compensate for the seizure of assets under the Trading with the Enemy Act 1939 (“the Act”) during the Second World War; where it is determined that the original asset owners resided in Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania, or suffered Nazi... More
    Closed 31 March 2022
  • Contracts for Difference for Low Carbon Electricity Generation: consultation on proposed amendments to the scheme

    A rapid and sustainable scale-up of low carbon deployment is needed to meet the Net Zero agenda. The Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme is fundamental to achieving this goal, supporting low cost and low carbon electricity generation. The consultation introduces the first round of rapid changes to the existing regulatory and administrative framework surrounding CfDs in preparation for Allocation Round 5, in particular on Supply Chain Plan process, and regulatory changes to the... More
    Closed 15 March 2022
  • Enabling or requiring hydrogen-ready industrial boiler equipment: call for evidence

    Hydrogen-ready industrial boilers have the potential to help industry decarbonise and kick start the UK hydrogen economy. They can run on fossil fuels today but are designed for subsequent conversion to hydrogen, enabling industry to transition to a low carbon future. The call for evidence covers these main areas: how hydrogen-ready should be defined whether hydrogen-ready boiler equipment would enable cheaper and faster fuel switching whether government should take... More
    Closed 14 March 2022
  • Climate Change Agreements - Proposals for a future scheme

    In this consultation we have set out: the key aspects of a future scheme where we believe reforms may be required what some of those reforms may entail The current Climate Change Agreement ( CCA ) scheme started in 2013. Its energy and carbon reduction targets run to the end of 2022, and provide eligible participants with access to reduced rates of Climate Change Levy until March 2025. Key areas in which we are seeking views include: scheme length ... More
    Closed 11 March 2022
  • UK quantum strategy: call for evidence

    We're seeking views from the quantum research and business community and wider interested parties on the following areas: strategy vision and objectives the knowledge pipeline the innovation ecosystem skills technology adoption the regulatory environment Your views will inform the development of the UK quantum strategy. Read the call for evidence document on GOV.UK . More
    Closed 10 March 2022
  • Towards a market for low emissions products: call for evidence

    Following the commitments made in the Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy, this call for evidence asks for information and views on the design and implementation of policies that can support the growth of a market for low emissions industrial products. The questions cover how low emissions products can be defined, the sectoral and product scope of the policies, the reporting of emissions necessary to facilitate these policies, and how these policies can best be implemented. Our aim... More
    Closed 28 February 2022
  • Designing a Climate Compatibility Checkpoint for future oil and gas licensing on the UK Continental Shelf

    This consultation seeks stakeholder views on the design of a new climate compatibility checkpoint for future licensing of oil and gas on the UK Continental Shelf. Read the consultation document on GOV.UK . More
    Closed 28 February 2022
  • Statutory Review of The Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017

    The objectives of the reporting on payment practices and performance regulations are firstly to increase transparency and public scrutiny of large businesses’ payment practices and performance, and secondly to give small business suppliers better information so they can make informed decisions about who to trade with, negotiate fairer terms, and challenge late payments. We are seeking views and evidence on the effectiveness of the reporting requirement, in... More
    Closed 4 February 2022
  • Phasing out fossil fuel heating in homes off the gas grid

    To set out policy proposals for phasing out the installation of fossil fuel heating systems in homes off the gas grid. We invite stakeholder views on our approach and seek further evidence in specific areas to help shape the design of the policy. More
    Closed 12 January 2022
  • Phasing out the installation of fossil fuel heating systems in businesses and public buildings off the gas grid

    Achieving net zero will require almost all buildings in the UK to transition to low carbon heating by 2050. Around a third of commercial, industrial, and public buildings (“non-domestic buildings”’) off the gas grid currently have a fossil fuelled heating system in use for producing heating and hot water, making a significant contribution to their carbon emissions. The government committed in the Clean Growth Strategy [1] , published in 2017, to phase out the installation... More
    Closed 12 January 2022
  • A market-based mechanism for low carbon heat

    This consultation seeks views on proposals to introduce a market-based mechanism to support the development of the UK market for low-carbon electric heat pumps. This mechanism will create a market incentive to grow the numbers of heat pumps installed in existing premises each year, providing industry with a clear, long-term policy framework for investment and innovation. In this consultation, we are seeking views on a range of design features of the proposed mechanism, including:... More
    Closed 12 January 2022
  • SBC late payments survey

    The Office of the Small Business Commissioner has a remit across late payments and changing the culture of late payments in the UK. Small firms complain about late payments as one of their top concerns and cite them as the reason they are in debt. We’d like you to answer a few questions to get a clearer picture, if possible, of how small firm growth and productivity is being held back by poor payment practices. Your insight would be invaluable and will help to influence our... More
    Closed 7 January 2022
  • Towards Fusion Energy: The UK Government's proposals for a regulatory framework for fusion energy

    Fusion could be the ultimate clean power solution, representing a low carbon, safe, continuous and effectively unlimited source of energy. The UK is widely recognised as a world-leader in the most promising fusion technologies. This consultation seeks views on the future regulatory framework for fusion energy and covers regulation of: Occupational and public health and safety Environmental protection Planning consent Third... More
    Closed 24 December 2021
  • Combined Heat and Power: pathway to decarbonisation - call for evidence

    The Government Is seeking to build on the information received from the call for evidence held in 2020 and capture views to inform policy development for a future pathway to decarbonisation by requesting feedback from all CHP stakeholders to shape the future approach. We are keen to hear from CHP operators, Heat network operators, energy companies, network operators, technology suppliers, large businesses, SMEs, financial institutions, Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), Local... More
    Closed 20 December 2021
  • Third-party intermediaries in the retail energy market: Call for Evidence

    We want to understand more about how third-party intermediaries (TPIs) currently operate in the retail energy market. In the Energy White Paper, the government committed to consult on regulating TPIs with a view to ensuring the regulatory framework adequately covers the wider market. This call for evidence is the start of that process. TPIs include a wide range of businesses models operating in the retail energy market that provide customers with products and services linked to energy... More
    Closed 6 December 2021
  • Designing a framework for transparency of carbon content in energy products: a call for evidence

    Achieving net zero emissions will require many of us to take actions to decarbonise our lifestyles and it is crucial that consumers are given transparent information on the carbon content of tariffs to help guide their energy choices. This call for evidence is our first step to better understand the challenges in this area and seek views on options for how we might develop a more transparent framework for carbon content in energy products to be communicated to consumers. Your... More
    Closed 6 December 2021
  • Low Carbon Contracts Company and Electricity Settlements Company Operational Costs 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25 Consultation on the Operational Cost Levies

    This consultation document seeks views on the proposed 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25 operational cost budgets, resulting levies for the Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) and the Electricity Settlements Company (ESC), and changes to legislation. Currently, the operational costs of the Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) and the Electricity Settlements Company (ESC) are entirely recovered through levies on electricity suppliers as set out in legislation (‘the regulations'). The... More
    Closed 3 December 2021
  • Making Flexible Working the Default

    This consultation seeks views from individuals and businesses on proposals to reform flexible working regulations (The Flexible Working Regulations 2014). In 2003, legislation came into force which provided parents and certain other carers with a right to request a flexible working arrangement, which covers work location, working hours and working pattern. In 2014, this right to request a flexible working arrangement was extended to all employees with 26 weeks continuous... More
    Closed 1 December 2021
  • Planning for New Energy Infrastructure | Draft National Policy Statements for energy infrastructure

    National Policy Statements (NPSs) are designated under the Planning Act 2008 (the 2008 Act) to provide guidance for decision-makers on the application of government policy when determining development consent for major infrastructure. Their function is to state clearly how existing policy applies to development consent, removing discussion of the merits of government policy from the examination process so that decisions can be made on the basis of planning considerations alone. NPSs apply... More
    Closed 29 November 2021
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