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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 following are the proposed catch limits to be set for quota stocks in December 2017.

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) sets monthly catch limits for quota species to ensure the UK stays within the overall limit set by the EU. These limits apply to all under 10 meter vessels and the over 10 meter vessel...

23 Nov 2017


Seeks views and evidence on how to reform the existing heavy goods vehicle road user levy to encourage better road use and improve environmental performance.

Call for evidence on how to reform the heavy goods vehicle levy so that it: rewards hauliers that plan their routes efficiently incentivises efficient use of roads improves environmental ...

22 Nov 2017


Seeking views on additional measures to support individuals and businesses affected by local air quality plans for nitrogen dioxide (NO2).

We are seeking evidence on options to support individuals and businesses affected by local air quality plans for NO2. Our proposals include measures that could be supported through the Clean Air Fund. The Clean Air Fu...

22 Nov 2017


Consultation on the tax treatment of gains accruing on disposals of interests in UK immovable property by non-residents, and Technical Note on accompanying anti-forestalling rule.

This consultation describes the government’s proposals for the intended scope of new rules to charge non-residents to tax on gains realised from disposal of interests in UK property, and invites comments and feedback on par...

22 Nov 2017


This position paper sets out the government’s view on the challenges posed by the digital economy for the corporate tax system and its preferred solutions.

There is a need to ensure that the corporate tax rules respond to the modernisation of the economy and deliver appropriate results for digital businesses that generate value in unique ways. The government is therefore publish...

22 Nov 2017


A 5 year review of sites at which the Ministry of Defence uses an Indefinite Direction under Section 28 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act (CROW) 2000.

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is undertaking a review of sites at which the Ministry of Defence (MOD) use an In...

20 Nov 2017


This consultation seeks views on the draft Pension Protection Fund (Compensation) (Amendment) Regulations 2018.

Bridging pensions allow members of defined benefit occupational pension schemes who retire before reaching State Pension age to be paid a higher rate of pension initially. The pension then reduces when the member receives the...

17 Nov 2017


We are inviting views on our proposals for free school meals eligibility and early years pupil premium eligibility under Universal Credit.

This consultation document explains: the general principles applied in considering changes to the criteria for free school meals and the early years pupil premium under Universal Credit - our intention is that...

16 Nov 2017


Consultation of revised codes of practice under Parts 2 and 3 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

These codes set out the processes and safeguards governing the use of investigatory powers by public authorities, including the police and security and intelligence agencies. They give detail on how the relevant powers shoul...

16 Nov 2017


This consultation seeks views on the revised Freedom of Information Code of Practice.

In response to the Independent Commission on Freedom of Information’s report, the government agreed to update ...

15 Nov 2017


We are seeking views on the implementation of the changes to the criteria for agreeing loan schemes.

We’d like your views on: how breaches to the criteria for loan agreements will be challenged when the changes to the criteria will come into force We are launching this consultation...

15 Nov 2017


This technical consultation seeks comments on the draft PAYE Regulations in respect of Car Data Reporting Requirements and Reporting Taxable Amounts due under Optional Remuneration Arrangements.

Changes are required to the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) Regulations 2003 from April 2018 as a consequence of policy measures relating to Voluntary Payrolling and Optional Remuneration Arrangements originally announced at Budget 20...

14 Nov 2017


ILO 188 introduces international minimum standards of living and working conditions for all commercial fishermen.

ILO 188 entitles all fishermen to written terms and conditions of employment (a fisherman’s work agreement) decent accommodation and food, medical care, regulated working time, repatriation, social protection and health and...

13 Nov 2017


Seeking views on the development of a national policy statement for water resources and the types of infrastructure that it will apply to.

We want to know what you think about our approach to developing a national policy statement for water resources. The statement will simplify the process of gaining planning consents for large water infrastructure projects.

13 Nov 2017


We are seeking views on controlling the anti-convulsant drugs pregabalin and gabapentin.

This consultation seeks views on options whether, and how, to schedule pregabalin and gabapentin under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 following the

13 Nov 2017


Codes of practice for carriers and airport operators to define their operating procedures.

New powers to allow the Home Office to operate a civil penalty were introduced in the Immigration Act 2016. A penalty may be imposed on a carrier or airport operator if they fail to take all reasonable steps to ensure that pa...

10 Nov 2017


We're seeking views on the proposed 2018-2019 to 2020-2021 operational cost budgets and resulting levies for the Low Carbon Contracts Company and the Electricity Settlements Company

We’re seeking views on the proposed 2018-2019, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 operational cost budgets and resulting levies for the Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) and the Elec...

10 Nov 2017


Proposed changes to how Ofsted visits further education and skills providers judged to require improvement.

Ofsted is seeking your views on proposed changes to inspection visits to further education and skills providers who are judged to require improvement. We currently carry out support and challenge visits to providers t...

10 Nov 2017


We are seeking views on proposals to update the guidance on Local Authorities Investments and on Minimum Revenue Provision.

The Prudential System is comprised of 4 statutory codes. The Department for Communities and Local Government is responsible for preparing the guidance on Local Authority Investments and the guidance on Minimum Revenue Provisi...

10 Nov 2017


Seeking views on capping costs in relation to leasehold cases and residential property cases heard in the Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal.

The purpose of this consultation is solely to seek views as to the Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Property Chamber) Rules 2013 and the Tribunal Procedure (Upper Tribunal) (Lands Chamber) Rules 2010 in relation to t...

9 Nov 2017


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