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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 Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) is running a survey to gather data on the UK's cyber security industry.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has commissioned RSM’s Economic Consulting team (PACEC) to provide statistics about the size, scale and future opportunities for the UK Cyber Security sector. This will i...

15 Aug 2017


This consultation asks for comments in relation to B 15: investigation of bile.

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

14 Aug 2017


This consultation asks for comments in relation to Q 4: good practice when performing molecular amplification assays.

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

14 Aug 2017


Seeks views on our proposals to stop being a certification body for entities in charge of the maintenance of freight wagons.

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) is seeking views on proposals for it to stop performing a certification body function for entities in charge of maintenance (

14 Aug 2017


We're consulting on changes to the UK’s Package Travel Regulations to provide clearer and more comprehensive protection for holidaymakers.

The 1992 Package Travel Regulations provide protection to consumers who buy package holidays. While these Regulations have effectively pr...

14 Aug 2017


This call for evidence aims to gather data and information on the market for laser pointers and how they are used.

The call for evidence covers the misuse of laser pointers, particularly the safety issues involving ‘laser attacks’ on pilots and drivers of lorries and other vehicles following an increase in the number of these attacks....

12 Aug 2017


Government is seeking views on nuclear third party liability and revised criteria for the definition of intermediate risk nuclear sites.

This consultation sets out revised criteria for the definition of intermediate risk nuclear sites in the draft Nuclear Installations (Prescribed Sites and Transport) Regulations. Sites which meet these criteria represent a lo...

11 Aug 2017


Seeking views on a new statutory code of practice for the welfare of meat chickens and meat breeding chickens, for England.

We want to know what you think of our draft statutory code of practice for the welfare of meat chickens and meat breeding chickens. The code of practice is for England only. The code provides up-to-date guidance on the curr...

11 Aug 2017


Seeking views on mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses for animal welfare purposes.

We want to know what you think of our proposals for mandatory closed-circuit television (CCTV) to be installed in all areas of slaughterhouses where live animals are present for animal welfare purposes. We would parti...

11 Aug 2017


This consultation seeks views on updated antibiotic guidance for primary care on the management and treatment of common infections.

These guidelines are intended to help GPs and healthcare staff treat infections and use antibiotics responsibly. A draft updated version of this document is ...

8 Aug 2017


A consultation on the Government’s plans to implement the Security of Network and Information Systems Directive ("NIS Directive").

As our reliance on technology grows, the impact of failure in those systems and the opportunities for those who would seek to compromise our systems and data increase. Responding to this threat and ensuring the safety and sec...

8 Aug 2017


Find out about plans to change public access to open access land at Holme Bird Observatory in Norfolk.

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

7 Aug 2017


Find out about plans to change public access to open access land at Holme Bird Observatory in Norfolk.

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

7 Aug 2017


The Home Office is consulting on its plans to withdraw the requirement for landing cards on arrival into the UK.

The Home Office is investing in transformation at the border to further enhance Border Force’s ability to deliver its objectives. This includes the increasing application of digital technology. In line with its tran...

5 Aug 2017


Call for evidence and briefing paper from the Migration Advisory Committee on the economic and social impact of the UK’s exit from the EU.

In July 2017, the government commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to advise on the economic and social impacts of the UK’s exit from the European Union and also on how the UK’s immigration system should be ...

4 Aug 2017


This consultation seeks views on the proposed extension of the Child Support Agency case closure programme.

The government seeks views on a proposed end date for all Child Support Agency (CSA) cases that still have liabilities. The CSA case ...

3 Aug 2017


The CMA is consulting on proposed revisions to its published guidance on penalty setting in Competition Act 1998 (CA98) cases.

We are inviting views on some revisions to the current guidance. These changes are based on decisional practice since the last change in the guidance in 2012, and relate to: Step 1 – application of the 30% s...

2 Aug 2017


Seeking views on updating the Security and Emergency Measures (Water Undertakers) Directions to take into account the new WSSL regime.

Updated: Changed the closing date as it was incorrectly showing 28th August - closing date is 29th August 2017. We want to know what you think about our proposals to update the wording used in the Security and...

2 Aug 2017


This consultation seeks your views on allowing drivers who hold a licence to drive cars and light motorcycles which was issued originally in the Cayman Islands to exchange it for a British equivalent, if the driver becomes resident in Great Britain.

This change will apply in England, Scotland and Wales only. Driver licensing is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Assembly may choose to amend the law in Northern Ireland in due course. ...

1 Aug 2017


Changes to regulations to support the take-up of alternatively fuelled light commercial vehicles.

Updated: A correction to the restrictions for drivers who obtained a category B licence after January 1997 (page 9, section 2.2).The government wants to establish low emission light commercial vehicles as an a...

26 Jul 2017


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