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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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The Government Equalities Office is seeking views on the most appropriate legal protection against caste discrimination

We are seeking your views on how best to ensure that there is appropriate legal protection against caste discrimination. This ban could be applied: a) by formally making caste an aspect of race in the Equality...

28 Mar 2017


Seeking views on plans to remove Instow from the list of bathing waters designated under the Bathing Water Regulations (S.I. 2013/1675).

We want to know what you think about removing Instow from the list of bathing waters designated under the Bathing Water Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/1675). The bathing water was classified as poor in 2015 and 2016. It...

28 Mar 2017


Find out how to comment on badger control licence applications or expressions of interest in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and adjoining parts of Somerset and Dorset.

Natural England has received applications or expressions of interest for a badger control licence within the counties of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire and adjoining parts of Somerset and Dorset. Natural England will n...

28 Mar 2017


We are considering making Sildenafil 50mg film-coated tablets available to buy from pharmacies. We always want to involve the public and healthcare professionals in decisions that affect them. We want to know what you think about this change.

We want to know what you think Sildenafil 50mg tablets are used to treat erectile dysfunction in adult men aged 18 years or over. Sildenafil 50mg tablets are on...

28 Mar 2017


This draft legislation adds further museums and galleries that allow free public admission to the VAT refund scheme.

HM Revenue and Customs has published for external comment a draft statutory instrument and tax information and impact note a...

27 Mar 2017


We are seeking views on changes to the guidance for agreeing loans for local-authority-maintained schools.

We’d like your views on: a proposed revision to the statutory ‘Scheme for financing schools guidance’, to clarify t...

24 Mar 2017


A consultation on draft guidance on the CMA’s use of initial enforcement orders (IEOs) and derogations in merger investigations.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is inviting views on our guidance on IEOs and derogations in merger investigations. This guidance aims to supplement and clarify the guidance in

22 Mar 2017


The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is consultating on a draft revised merger notice template.

The changes proposed in the revised merger notice template reflect the experience gained since the current merger notice template was introduced in April 2014. The proposed changes are intended to streamline the pre-notificat...

22 Mar 2017


We're seeking views on proposals to update and simplify our rules and guidance for project qualifications.

We’re consulting on revised rules and guidance for project qualifications, which would replace existing regulations. We are also consulting on

21 Mar 2017


We're seeking views on our proposals to withdraw all our rules and guidance for principal learning and Diploma qualifications.

We’re consulting on withdrawing all our qualification-specific rules and guidance for principal learning and Diploma qualifications, because we believe they are no longer needed. We are also consulting on

21 Mar 2017


Seeking views on the proposal to ban the landing of egg-bearing (also known as ‘berried’) lobsters and crawfish in England.

We want to know your thoughts on proposals to introduce a national ban on landing egg-bearing lobsters and crawfish in England. This ban will help protect these important shellfish stocks. We particularly want to hear...

21 Mar 2017


A call for evidence to gather information on the use of red diesel.

At Spring Budget 2017 the government announced it would publish a call for evidence on the use of red diesel. Evidence is particularly soug...

20 Mar 2017


Seeking views on options to amend the structure of the alcohol duty system so that duty rates better correspond to alcoholic strength.

The government announced at Spring Budget 2017 that it will consult on options so that duty rates better correspond to alcoholic strength, ...

20 Mar 2017


The government is consulting on the tax treatment of heated tobacco products. E-cigarettes do not contain tobacco and so are not in scope.

Budget 2016 announced that the government would consult on the tax treatment of heated tobacco products, which are being promoted as a new innovation in the tobacco market. In these products processed tobacco is heated (but n...

20 Mar 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.

At Spring Budget 2017, the government announced it would publish a discussion paper on the tax treatment of late-life oil and gas assets. This pape...

20 Mar 2017


Seeking views on the current tax rules for employee expenses.

At Spring Budget 2017, the government confirmed the Autumn Statement announcement that a call for evidence would be published to better und...

20 Mar 2017


A call for evidence seeking contributions on an alternative method to collect VAT known as split payment.

This call for evidence is focused on how payment technology could be harnessed to extract VAT from online purchases at the point of purchase. ...

20 Mar 2017


A consultation on whether to bring illegal waste sites within the scope of Landfill Tax.

At Spring Budget 2017, the government announced its intention to consult on whether to bring illegal waste sites within the scope of Landfill Tax.

20 Mar 2017


This consultation sets out three possible models for late submission penalties and provides an update on late payment penalty interest.

In the consultation document Making Tax Digital: Tax administration, published on 15 August 2016, the government made proposals f...

20 Mar 2017


The consultation concerns certain non-resident companies liable to UK income tax and/or capital gains tax, focusing on UK property business.

The government is exploring the case and options for bringing within the scope of corporation tax, certain non-resident companies with existing UK taxable income and/or gains from the disposal of certain UK residential proper...

20 Mar 2017


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