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  • Radio Equipment Directive Consultation

    The Government seeks views from stakeholders on the UK implementation of the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (the Directive). The Directive came into full effect on 13 June 2016. This consultation does not address the content of the Directive as this has already been negotiated and agreed... More
    Closed 1 week ago
  • Electronic Balloting for Industrial action: Knight review - Call for Evidence

    This consultation sets out the background to Sir Ken Knight’s independent review of electronic balloting and calls for evidence in support of it. In the weeks up to the general election we are unable to promote the call for evidence, in line with the guidance for civil servants . We are... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Trade Union Act 2016: Consultation on the Certification Officer’s enforcement powers

    We are consulting on the detail of how the proposed financial penalties regime will operate and we welcome views from trade unions, employer associations and other interested organisations and individuals. Specifically, we are seeking views on whether: the proposed approach to set the... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Building our Industrial Strategy

    This consultation is now closed We want to build an industrial strategy that addresses long-term challenges to the UK economy. Our aim is to improve living standards and economic growth by increasing productivity and driving growth across the whole country. This green paper sets... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Unlocking the potential of Primary Authority: Implementing the Enterprise Act 2016

    Primary Authority enables businesses to obtain consistent advice on compliance with regulation, in a tailored and cost effective manner, from local authorities. Primary Authority advice is assured – the primary authority may direct against enforcement action if it is deemed to be inconsistent... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Transposition of the EIA Directive - The Electricity Works (EIA) Regulations 2017

    This consultation invites comments on proposals for implementing amendments to the European Union Directive on environmental impact assessment in so far as the Directive applies to the Electricity Works (EIA) Regulations 2017. How to Respond If you are responding in writing, please make it... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • EIA Directive Transposition - Offshore Petroleum and Pipe-lines (EIA) Regulations 2017

    This consultation invites comments on proposals for implementing amendments to the European Union Directive on environmental impact assessment in so far as the Directive applies to the Offshore Production and Pipe-lines (EIA) Regulations 2017. How to Respond If you are responding in... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Corporate governance reform

    For Britain to thrive in a global economy, businesses need to focus on long-term value creation and command public confidence and respect. But for people to retain faith in capitalism and free markets, big business must earn and keep the trust and confidence of their customers, employees and the... More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Review of Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI)

    In her November 2016 speech to the CBI Annual Conference on a modern Industrial Strategy, the Prime Minister announced a Review of the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI), led by David Connell, an industry expert with a background in the UK’s science and technology sector. SBRI is a... More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • UK bioeconomy: call for evidence

    This call for evidence seeks your input to help shape a UK bioeconomy strategy. Our aim is to produce a strategy which will foster a world leading bioeconomy which is appropriate to the UK's industrial structure and availability of natural resources. This strategy will engage with many... More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • Heat in Non-Domestic Buildings Call for Evidence

    This call for evidence provides the means to test what we have learned so far and to seek feedback and views to help us develop and support future policy development. We are seeking views from those in the building industry and decision-makers on the opportunities, and how we can: • ... More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • Heat in Buildings online consultation

    This consultation asks for views on options for raising domestic boiler standards. The Government is also seeking evidence on the costs and benefits of wider domestic central heating system performance improvements. More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • Proposed Changes to the Government's Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP)

    We are seeking comments on proposed changes to the Government’s Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) for the calculation of fuel use in dwellings. More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • Reforming The Employment Tribunal System

    The Government seeks views on the issues to be considered when implementing the wider justice system reform principles in the Employment Tribunal system. Views from all users of the system are particularly welcome, and responses from representatives and advisors of individuals and business, the... More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • A smart, flexible energy system: a call for evidence

    As part of our commitment to building a 21 st century energy infrastructure, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Ofgem are working together to ensure our energy system can respond to the latest challenges, and take advantage of the opportunities offered by new... More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • The Groceries Code Adjudicator Review: Part 1 - Statutory Review

    The Groceries Code Adjudicator is the UK’s independent adjudicator responsible for overseeing the relationship between supermarkets and their suppliers. The GCA also ensures that large supermarkets treat their direct suppliers lawfully and fairly and investigate complaints. This... More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • The Groceries Code Adjudicator Review: Part 2 - Call for Evidence on the case for extending the GCA’s remit

    The Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) s the UK's independent adjudicator responsible for overseeing the relationship between supermarkets and their suppliers. The GCA also ensures that large supermarkets treat their direct suppliers lawfully and fairly and investigates complaints. ... More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • Post Office network consultation

    We are seeking your views on the accessibility of post offices, the services available at branches, and the role that communities might be able to play in the future of the network. Government provides funding to maintain a national network of post office branches that is accessible to... More
    Closed 8 months ago
  • Small Business Commissioner: policy for secondary legislation

    The Small Business Commissioner was established by the Enterprise Act 2016 (the Act). The Commissioner’s role is to support small businesses to resolve payment disputes and avoid future issues by encouraging a culture change in how businesses deal with each other. The... More
    Closed 9 months ago
  • Furniture and furnishings fire safety regulations: proposed changes (2016)

    We think the 1988 Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations are now out of date and need revising. We are therefore proposing to bring the regulations into line with changing furniture making practices and consumer preferences. More
    Closed 9 months ago
  • Climate Change Agreements: Review of Buy-out Price

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Department is seeking views and evidence to... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Apprenticeship Funding Proposals

    This survey is being held on the BEIS Citizen Space platform due to the recent Machinery of Government changes. This survey invites you to comment on the Government’s proposals for funding apprenticeships as published on 12 August 2016. This survey applies to all employers and training... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Review by Baroness McGregor-Smith on the Issues Faced by Businesses in Developing Black and Minority Ethnic Talent: Call for Evidence

    The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills asked me to lead an independent review to look at the obstacles faced by Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) individuals when trying to progress at work. Given the importance of this issue, I welcomed the opportunity to find out why people... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • ECO: Help to Heat Consultation

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Consultation on Developing an Insolvency Regime for the Further Education and Sixth Form Sector

    This consultation seeks comments on proposals to introduce procedures for further education and sixth form colleges which become insolvent (unable to pay their debts). The proposals include a Special Administration Regime which would give extra protection to ensure continuity of service. The... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Consultation on the Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP)

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) aims... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Non-Compete Clauses Call for Evidence

    This government wants to make Britain the best place in Europe to innovate and start up a new business. As part of this, we want to look at our employment rules and whether they could be stifling British entrepreneurship by preventing workers from starting up their own business after leaving a... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Accelerated Courses and Switching University or Degree: Call for Evidence

    Our aim is to encourage more flexible provision to meet students’ diverse needs. In this call for evidence we want to determine whether there is student demand for more switching between universities and degree courses. We also want to know more about demand for accelerated degrees. We are... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Review of support for Anaerobic Digestion and micro-Combined Heat and Power under the Feed-in Tariffs scheme

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This consultation sets out proposals relating to... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Teaching Excellence Framework: Technical Consultation for Year Two

    The White Paper Success in a Knowledge Economy: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility & Student Choice (May 2016) reiterates the Government’s manifesto commitment to introduce a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF will provide clear information to students about where the best... More
    Closed 1 year ago
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