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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination: Extending redundancy protection for women and new parents

    We're seeking views on extending redundancy protection for pregnant women and mothers. The consultation also sets out more widely what the department is doing to tackle pregnancy and maternity discrimination, and explain the current law on redundancy protection. This is a commitment in the ... More
    Closed 5 April 2019
  • Proposals regarding the planning system for electricity storage

    The Progress Update to the Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan , published in October 2018, stated that we would consult on the treatment of electricity storage within the planning system. This consultation considers and seeks views on the following proposals: ... More
    Closed 25 March 2019
  • The future of small-scale low carbon generation: a consultation on a Smart Export Guarantee (SEG)

    To support the transition to a cleaner, smarter and more flexible energy system our intention in this document The future for small-scale low-carbon generation is to consider future arrangements that would facilitate: a route to market which supports small-scale low carbon generation of... More
    Closed 5 March 2019
  • Salaried workers and salary sacrifice schemes

    The Government is committed to ensuring that all workers are paid at least the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage. The Government is also committed to supporting employers to comply with National Minimum Wage legislation, so that they get it right first time without the need for... More
    Closed 1 March 2019
  • Heat Networks: Ensuring Sustained Investment and Protecting Consumers

    The Heat Networks: Ensuring sustained investment and protecting consumers publication sets out the government’s priorities for developing an effective long-term market framework to drive sustained investment in heat networks and to ensure consumers are adequately protected as the sector... More
    Closed 1 February 2019
  • Ethnicity pay reporting

    This consultation seeks views on ethnicity pay reporting by employers. It sets out options and asks questions on: what ethnicity pay information should be reported by employers to allow for meaningful action who should be expected to report next steps The objective of the... More
    Closed 11 January 2019
  • Offshore Environmental Civil Sanctions Regulations 2018: Draft Guidance Document

    OPRED is seeking views via this consultation on the proposed Guidance Document to accompany The Offshore Environmental Civil Sanctions Regulations 2018 (the 2018 Regulations) which will enable OPRED to impose civil sanctions on offshore oil and gas companies who are found to be in breach of... More
    Closed 18 December 2018
  • Creating a Responsible Payment Culture: A Call for Evidence in Tackling Late Payment

    The Government is building an environment in which small and medium-sized businesses can continue to prosper, tackling the continuing issue of late payments is vital for this to happen. Businesses with good credit and cash flow management build a positive relationship with their creditors... More
    Closed 29 November 2018
  • Renewable Heat Incentive: biomass combustion in urban areas

    Defra’s Clean Air Strategy, published in May 2018, proposed that further support under the Renewable Heat Incentive should not be available for biomass installations in urban areas with access to the gas grid. This consultation sets out details of the proposed restrictions and asks for views... More
    Closed 27 November 2018
  • Inclusion of Shale Gas Production Projects in the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project Regime

    This initial consultation is intended to gather views from industry, regulators and other interested parties on the timings and criteria for including shale gas production projects in the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project regime under the Planning Act 2008. We encourage responses... More
    Closed 25 October 2018
  • Energy Performance Certificates for buildings: call for evidence

    Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are a widely used measure of the energy performance of buildings, both in the residential and commercial sectors, and are a key tool in promoting energy efficiency improvements to buildings. We’re seeking evidence on how EPCs are currently... More
    Closed 19 October 2018
  • National Security and Investment: White Paper Consultation

    The National Security and Investment White Paper sets out the Government’s proposed reforms for creating clear and focused powers within a predictable and transparent process and we want to hear your views. More
    Closed 16 October 2018
  • Helping businesses to improve the way they use energy: call for evidence

    The Clean Growth Strategy (CGS) , published in October 2017, committed the government to consult on a package of measures to support business to improve how productively they use energy. This call for evidence sets out possible approaches to improving energy efficiency in business and... More
    Closed 26 September 2018
  • Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill

    The draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill sets out provisions to establish a new beneficial ownership register of overseas entities that own UK property. This follows the commitment made at the Anti-Corruption Summit in 2016 to establish such a register, in order to combat money laundering... More
    Closed 17 September 2018
  • Consultation on Draft Nuclear Safeguards Regulations

    Following withdrawal from the European Atomic Energy Community (“Euratom”), the UK will be introducing new Nuclear Safeguards Regulations to enable a domestic nuclear safeguards regime to operate in the UK. This consultation seeks views on the operability and effectiveness of these draft... More
    Closed 14 September 2018
  • Feed-In Tariffs Scheme

    The Feed-in Tariffs (FIT) scheme was introduced on 1 April 2010 to encourage deployment of small-scale (up to 5MW), low-carbon electricity generation, particularly by organisations, businesses, communities and individuals that have not traditionally engaged in the electricity market. This... More
    Closed 13 September 2018
  • Widening eligibility for energy intensive industries for renewable cost exemption schemes

    This consultation seeks views on whether to widen the scope of eligibility for energy intensive industries (EIIs) for exemption from a proportion of the indirect costs of the renewable electricity support schemes – Contracts for Difference (CfD), Renewables Obligation (RO) and, if... More
    Closed 7 September 2018
  • The Future for Small-scale Low-carbon Generation: A call for evidence

    Following on from the proposed closure of the Feed-in Tariff scheme on March 2019, t his call for evidence seeks to identify the role small-scale low-carbon generation can play in maximising the advantages for the UK in the global shift to clean growth by understanding: - The... More
    Closed 30 August 2018
  • Limited partnerships: reform of limited partnership law

    We're seeking views on proposals that will deter the misuse of limited partnerships in criminal activity. This consultation sets out a number of proposals aimed at: improving the regulatory regime governing limited partnerships preventing their misuse. More
    Closed 23 July 2018
  • Business Productivity Review: Call for Evidence

    Raising productivity is one of the Government’s key priorities and is core to the Industrial Strategy . The Industrial Strategy White Paper announced that the Government would launch a review of the actions that could be most effective in improving the productivity and growth of small and... More
    Closed 6 July 2018
  • The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: pension reform

    The purpose of this consultation is to gather views on the proposed approach that will enable the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority to implement pension reform. The pension reform will apply to members of the Civil Nuclear Pension Plan (CNPP) and the SLC section of the Magnox Electric Group of... More
    Closed 5 July 2018
  • Modernising consumer markets: consumer green paper

    This consultation seeks views on: getting consumers better deals and better service in utilities markets helping consumers benefit from their data and remain protected when they buy and sell online how to improve the system of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) ... More
    Closed 4 July 2018
  • The regulation of nuclear sites in the final stages of decommissioning and clean-up

    Working with the regulators and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has identified an opportunity to improve current arrangements that apply to the regulation of the final stages of nuclear site decommissioning and clean-up. We... More
    Closed 3 July 2018
  • Environmental Impact Assessment - Consultation on Changes to Regulations for Nuclear Reactor Decommissioning

    This consultation sets out proposals for the transposition of Directive 2014/52/EU (the “2014 Directive”) in relation to the consenting regime for nuclear reactor decommissioning and dismantling projects. The 2014 Directive amends Directive 2011/92/EU (the “EIA Directive”) on the... More
    Closed 20 June 2018
  • A future framework for heat in buildings: call for evidence

    The Clean Growth Strategy presented major policies and plans that will cut the cost of energy, drive economic growth, create high value jobs right across the UK, and improve our quality of life. This call for evidence reaffirms that ambition by building on the commitment to phase out... More
    Closed 11 June 2018
  • Insolvency and corporate governance

    This consultation puts forward a number of measures to improve corporate governance in firms that are in or approaching insolvency. It also seeks views on some other aspects of the wider corporate governance framework and whether these are working as they should. More
    Closed 11 June 2018
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