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Seeking views on the government’s proposals for implementing the Insurance Distribution Directive (2016/97/EU).

The Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) entered into force on 23 February 2016, and must be transposed into national law by 23 February 2018. On 23 June, the EU referendum took place and the people of the United Kingdom vo...

27 Feb 2017


A consultation on the proposed practice direction to facilitate vulnerable witnesses in family proceedings.

This is a consultation relating to new draft Practice Direction 3AA, Vulnerable persons: participation in proceedings and giving evidence. This is intended to support a new Part 3A of the Family Procedure Rules. Part 3A remai...

23 Feb 2017


Draft codes of practice published for public consultation, setting out the processes and safeguards governing the use of investigatory powers.

This consultation is on 5 draft codes of practice under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IP Act): interception of communications equipment interference bulk communications data acquisit...

23 Feb 2017


We are seeking views on proposed changes to vocational quarterly and annual qualifications market report.

This consultation seeks feedback on our proposal to merge 2 statistical bulletins published by Ofqual: vocational and other qualifications quarterly and annual qualifications market report. We propose to amalgamate the 2 curr...

23 Feb 2017


Find out about plans to change public access to open access land at Walberswick Common, Tinkers Walk and East Sheeps Walk and Newdelight Walks in Suffolk.

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

23 Feb 2017


Find out about plans to change public access to open access land at Dunwich Heath in Suffolk.

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

23 Feb 2017


Find out about plans to change public access to open access land at Westleton Heath in Suffolk.

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

23 Feb 2017


Find out about plans to change public access to open access land at Brick Kiln Walks in Suffolk.

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

23 Feb 2017


Seeks views on introducing a public service obligation levy for open access rail passenger operators to contribute towards the provision of public service obligations.

Seeks views on the introduction of a public service obligation levy for open access rail passenger operators. Specifically on: the principle of the levy the proposed scope and design of the levy

21 Feb 2017


We’re seeking your views on the effectiveness of the Construction (CITB) and Engineering Construction (ECITB) Industrial Training Boards.

Our review is looking for evidence on: the effectiveness of the CITB and ECITB

21 Feb 2017


Seeking views and evidence on whether starch slurry is eligible for double reward.

Consultation seeking: views evidence on whether starch slurry meets the required criteria for the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation double reward classification. Original st...

21 Feb 2017


We are seeking views on an addition to the Fire and Rescue National Framework to discourage the re-employment of senior officers following retirement.

This paper sets out for consultation a change to the Fire and Rescue National Framework on the issue of senior fire officers retiring from post and subsequently being re-employed in the same or very similar roles. Thi...

21 Feb 2017


We are seeking views on a number of suggested measures to help ensure security and sustainability in defined benefit (DB) pension schemes.

Updated: Amended labeling to Figure 2 on page 21 in 'Security and Sustainability in Defined Benefit Pension Schemes' and print-ready PDF. Also amended third bullet point on page 28, para 106 so it refers to Figure 9 instead of Figure 8.

20 Feb 2017


A consultation on proposed new sanctions to tackle tobacco duty evasion and other excise duty evasion.

This consultation is about proposed changes to, or new sanctions which focus in particular on repeat offenders. At Budget 2016 the government anno...

17 Feb 2017


The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) consultation on its draft report ‘Update on folic acid’ is open for scientific comment.

You are invited to submit comments relating to the scientific content of the report. You are also invited to draw the committee’s attention to any evidence that it may have missed. Please ensure that any evidence y...

16 Feb 2017


Consultation to replace the Electricity Works Regulations to transpose the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive.

This consultation invites comments on proposals for implementing amendments to the European Union Directive on environmental impact assessment in so far as the Directive applies to the Electricity Works Regulations.

16 Feb 2017


Consultation to amend the Offshore Production and Pipe-lines Regulations to transpose the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive.

This consultation invites comments on proposals for implementing amendments to the European Union Directive on environmental impact assessment in so far as the Directive applies to the Offshore Production and Pipe-lines Regul...

16 Feb 2017


Find out about plans to change public access to open access land at Dersingham Bog north in Norfolk

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

16 Feb 2017


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