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The following articles are sourced directly from the UK government newsfeed in order to keep users up to date with the latest legislative proposals, changes and consultations currently active.

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We're seeking views on the current state of foster care in England and how to improve the prospects of children in care.

Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers have been appointed by the Secretary of State for Education to conduct a National fostering stocktake. As a first step, they are seeking views on the current state of foster care in England and...

21 Apr 2017


The Low Pay Commission is gathering evidence in support of its 2017 report.

The Low Pay Commission is the independent body that monitors the impact of the minimum wage and advises Government on its level. We are seeking evidence of the impact of the most recent increases to inform thinking about futu...

21 Apr 2017


This consultation seeks views on the draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Employer Debt) (Amendment) Regulations 2017.

The regulations introduce a new option that will enable employers in multi-employer pension schemes to defer the requirement to pay an employer debt on ceasing to employ an active member. The deferred debt arrangement will be...

21 Apr 2017


The Government is seeking views on the legal powers needed to continue to be able to impose and implement sanctions upon the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

Sanctions are an important foreign policy and national security tool. As a permanent member of the UN Security Council the UK plays a leading role in negotiating sanctions with global reach to counter threats to international...

21 Apr 2017


A proposal to reduce the frequency of the publication of the quarterly Official Statistic report that provides summary statistics on the number of serving UK armed forces personnel and entitled civilian personnel with a Defence Medical Services registration.

Defence Statistics propose to reduce the frequency of the production of the ‘Quarterly NHS commissioning population statistics’. This has been proposed due to the numbe...

21 Apr 2017


A proposal to cease publication of the quarterly Official Statistic report that tracks the care provided to personnel injured on operations in Afghanistan at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine and the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre.

Defence Statistics propose to cease production of the Quarterly Afghanistan UK patient treatment statistics Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM) and Defence Medical R...

21 Apr 2017


Consultation seeking feedback on proposed reduced frequency and cessation of some Ministry of Defence (MOD) personnel statistics.

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) publishes a wide range of personnel statistics. The main purpose of these statistics is to measure the performance of the

21 Apr 2017


Find out about plans to change public access to open access land at Robin Hood Quarries in Bolton.

Natural England is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. ...

21 Apr 2017


The MOD publishes quarterly operational casualty and fatality statistics. We are seeking external users’ views on reducing the frequency of this publication.

This quarterly report provides statistical information on the number of UK Armed Forces personnel and UK Entitled Civilians, who died, were injured or became ill on Operations KIPION (Middle East), SHADER (Iraq and Syria), GR...

20 Apr 2017


Opportunity to comment on proposed changes to patents fees.

The Intellectual Property Office has reviewed the fees charged for registering intellectual property rights. We consulted designs customers and other interested parties on

13 Apr 2017


This call for evidence seeks views about practices in the park homes sector.

The Mobile Homes Act 2013 made significant changes to the law on park homes. The government gave a commitment to review this in 2017. T...

12 Apr 2017


HMG is seeking views on the derogations (exemptions) contained within the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Updated: Closing date is now 12pm, 10 May 2017The GDPR will have direct effect in UK law from 25 May 2018. There are derogations (flexibilities) within the GDPR where the UK can exercise discretion over how ce...

12 Apr 2017


Consultation on preserving the free use of public parks.

The government is consulting on proposals to legislate to put it beyond doubt that local authorities, including parish councils, cannot charge parkrun or junior parkrun for the use of public parks. ...

12 Apr 2017


We’re seeking views on the methodology in our paper analysing the household income and educational outcomes of pupils in England.

We’re seeking views on our preliminary investigation of the relationship between household income and education for pupils in schools in England. The statistical paper describes a provisional methodology we used to ...

12 Apr 2017


How can Channel 4 contribute to regional economic growth, stimulate regional creative industries, and better serve regional audiences to deliver a stronger economy and a fairer society?

Channel 4 Corporation (C4C) is a statutory body, owned by the public, which is responsible for a portfolio of channels (including More 4, E4, 4 Seven, All 4 and Film4) and Channel 4. It is an established bold and innovative p...

12 Apr 2017


A consultation on changes to enable transfers of pensioner members, with their consent, to schemes that have never been contracted out.

Updated: Added a copy of the regulations and explanatory memorandum pending publication on www.legislation.gov.ukThis consultation seeks views on draft regulations to introduce changes to enable transfers, in ...

10 Apr 2017


A discussion paper on the tax treatment of late-life oil and gas assets, focussing on the tax issues that could affect their transfer.

Updated: Updated 'Expert panel terms of reference' with a list of the membersAt Spring Budget 2017, the government announced it wou...

20 Mar 2017


Seeking views on South Eastern rail services.

Updated: Events planned as part of the public consultation for the South Eastern franchise have been cancelled.Seeking views on the future of the South Eastern rail franchise to ensure the new franchise delive...

14 Mar 2017


Consultation on rules and guidance for the new modern foreign languages AS and A levels that will be taught in schools from September 2018

Updated: Published consultation feedback and decisions.This consultation is about the rules and guidance we intend to put in place for the new modern foreign languages AS and A levels that will be taught in sc...

3 Mar 2017


Proposed changes to subject content requirements.

Updated: Published consultation feedback and decisions.We are seeking your views on both the way we are proposing to change our rules to reflect the new subject content, and on the detailed drafting of those c...

9 Feb 2017


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