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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 are seeking views on how the advice requirement works for overseas transfers and how it could be made to work better in such cases.

The government has been made aware that the advice requirement may create difficulties for members who are resident overseas and wish to transfer safeguarded pension benefits to an overseas scheme. The advice requirem...

30 Sep 2016


Seeking evidence on whether the Local Authority (LA) fees and charges scheme for environmental regulation fully covers the cost of regulation.

We are seeking evidence on the environmental permitting fees and charges scheme. Do you think the current levels cover regulatory costs? We are also interested in ideas to improve the fees and charges structure and re...

29 Sep 2016


A consultation on whether to introduce a new penalty for participating in VAT fraud.

This consultation, announced at Budget 2016, seeks your views on the introduction of a new penalty for businesses that participate in VAT fraud. T...

28 Sep 2016


Seeks views on the proposed transitional arrangements to phase in changes in business rate bill as a result of the 2017 business rates revaluation.

Many ratepayers will see only a small change in their rates bill at the revaluation. However, some properties will see a more significant change – both increases and reductions. Transitional arrangements are used to phase i...

28 Sep 2016


The Defence Reform Act 2014 places obligations on the SSRO to keep under review the regulatory framework and the extent to which organisations subject to reporting requirements are complying with them.

The SSRO has recently reviewed its model of regulation, in the light of these obligations, its experience to date and current regulatory best practice. While the SSRO has a duty to ensure compliance with the Act and t...

27 Sep 2016


Find out about Natural England's proposals to improve coastal access in Cumbria and how to submit a representation or objection.

On 26 September 2016, Natural England submitted a report to the Secretary of State for the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) setting out our proposals for improved access to the Cumbrian coast on W...

26 Sep 2016


This consultation seeks views on simplifying the process for determining who is required to take financial advice, and related issues.

This is a consultation on regulations which: simplify the pension valuation process that determines who is required to take financial advice ensure adequate consumer protections are in place

26 Sep 2016


Seeks views on proposed changes to the estimation of wider economic impacts in transport appraisal guidance (WebTAG).

To improve analysis and communication, we proposing a major update and restructure of the wider economic impacts guidance that forms part of the Transpo...

22 Sep 2016


Consultation on proposed legal drafting amendments to the Smart Energy Code, Gas and Electricity Supply Licence Conditions and DCC Licence to support smart metering

The consultation seeks any comments on proposed legal drafting on a number of topics. These include: Install and Leave Maintenance of Smart Metering Systems Simplification of change of su...

22 Sep 2016


Seeking your views on whether extra weight allowances for alternatively fuelled vehicles should be extended to purely domestic journeys, as well as international journeys.

We are also proposing to rescind the requirement of a vehicle special order for type-approved hydrogen and gas powered vehicles. The new directive allows the weight increases for certain vehicles using certain alterna...

22 Sep 2016


Seeking your views on an exemption from testing for vehicles older than 40 years and associated changes.

We are consulting on proposals to implement an exemption from testing for vehicles over 40 years old. This includes options to: exempt all vehicles over 30 years old have alternative testing...

22 Sep 2016


Seeking views on the introduction of roadworthiness testing for fast tractors and other changes to roadworthiness testing.

The EU Directive on roadworthiness testing includes the requirement for ‘fast tractors’ used for commercial haulage to be subject to roadworthiness testing. We are seeking views on how to implement a testing regime for th...

22 Sep 2016


Seeking views on proposed updates to the licensing framework for air traffic services.

This consultation details proposals to modernise the regulatory framework for NERL Plc (a subsidiary of NATS).

22 Sep 2016


This consultation is for a new Marine Guidance Note (MGN) which replaces the existing MGN 178 (“Market Surveillance of Marine Equipment”)

Responses to consultations should be clearly labelled as “Consultation – UK Market Surveillance for Marine Equipment”. Please include the name of the company you represent, as applicable and give any feedback or comment...

21 Sep 2016


This consultation asks for comments in relation to B 31: Investigation of specimens other than blood for parasites.

Public Health England has opened a consultation this week in joint partnership with profe...

21 Sep 2016


This consultation asks for comments in relation to ID 1: Introduction to the preliminary identification of medically important bacteria and fungi from culture.

Public Health England has opened a consultation this week in joint partnership with profe...

21 Sep 2016


The HCA equality objectives consultation sets out our proposals for our future equality objectives from 2016 to 2020.

As a public body, listed in the Equality Act 2010, we are required to publish one or more equality objectives every 4 years. Through this consultation, we are asking for your views on our proposed equality objectives....

21 Sep 2016


This consultations seeks views from the public on amending the UK definition of financial advice.

As announced at Budget 2016, the government is consulting on amending the UK definition of financial advice. This will give firms the confidence to devel...

20 Sep 2016


Help us determine the environmental impacts we need to consider as part of the Leicester Integrated Flood Risk Management Strategy (IFRMS).

The Environment Agency (EA) has produced a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) which aims to identify environmental and possibly other sustainability aspects to be considered in policy, plan and programme making.

19 Sep 2016


Find out about plans to change public access to Cheriton Wood in the South Downs National Park and how to submit your comments.

Updated: Content has been updated for the second consultation. Details of the first consultation are available in the consultation summary document.See the consultation summary for information about the propos...

19 Sep 2016


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