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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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