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Consultation on updating disqualification criteria for local authority members.

This consultation paper sets out the government’s proposals for updating the criteria disqualifying individuals from being elected, or holding office, as a local authority member or directly elected mayor. ...

18 Sep 2017


This consultation seeks views on draft regulations to increase the cap for Financial Assistance Scheme members with long pensionable service.

The Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) is administered by the Pension Protection Fund (

18 Sep 2017


This technical consultation seeks comments on the draft Help-to-Save Accounts Regulations 2018.

In May 2016, the government published a formal consultation document in which it sought views on the principles and framewo...

15 Sep 2017


Consultation on proposals for controlling the costs of biomass conversion and co-firing under the Renewables Obligation.

We’re seeking views from interested parties on proposals for controlling the costs of non-grandfathered biomass conversion and co-firing units under the Renewables Obligation, to apply from 1 April 2018 (subject to the outc...

15 Sep 2017


This consultation seeks views on technical issues concerning the 2018 to 2019 local government finance settlement.

The consultation paper sets out the government’s intended approach for the third year of the multi-year local government finance settlement. It will be of particular interest to local authorities, and representative...

14 Sep 2017


Consultation on further measures set out in the housing white paper to boost housing supply in England.

This consultation sets out a number of proposals to reform the planning system to increase the supply of new homes and increase local authority capacity to manage growth. Proposals include: a standard ...

14 Sep 2017


Technical consultation on draft legislation to preserve the effect of four HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) ESCs.

HMRC is reviewing its ESCs and this is the eighth consultation on draft legislation designed to enact certain

14 Sep 2017


Proposed secondary and tertiary legislation on Income Tax and VAT affecting Making Tax Digital for businesses.

The government is legislating in the Finance (No.2) Bill 2017 for the Making Tax Digital reforms affecting businesses. The government published in draft on 31 January 2017 an overview of the core primary legislation a...

13 Sep 2017


We are seeking views on plans to expand the range of our Universal Credit statistics.

We would like you to tell us what additional Universal Credit statistics you would like us to develop in the future and what you would use this additional information for. This will help us to identify and prioritise ...

13 Sep 2017


A consultation into HMRC's process for risk profiling large businesses.

The Business Risk Review (BRR) is a core feature of how HMRC manages the tax compliance of the largest businesses. Customer Relationship Ma...

13 Sep 2017


A consultation on our approach to regulating reformed functional skills qualifications in English and maths.

This consultation is about our approach to regulating reformed functional skills qualifications in English and maths. These new qualifications will be taught in schools in England from September 2019.

12 Sep 2017


Consultation on draft guidance for DNA mixture interpretation software validation.

The Forensic Science Regulator seeks views on the draft guidance for DNA mixture interpretation software validation. The draft guidance document is available to allow interested parties to comment. All comments will b...

12 Sep 2017


Consultation on draft guidance for DNA mixture interpretation.

The Forensic Science Regulator seeks views on the draft guidance for DNA mixture interpretation. The draft guidance document is available to allow interested parties to comment. All comments will be considered before ...

12 Sep 2017


We're seeking views on proposals to amend regulations so that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will rate all providers of regulated activities, with a few exceptions.

The Department of Health proposes to amend the Care Quality Commission (Reviews and Performance Assessments) Regulations 2014 so that CQC has a duty to rate all providers of regula...

12 Sep 2017


We are seeking views on proposed subject content for revised mathematics and English functional skills.

We are asking questions on all 5 qualification levels in mathematics and English. ...

12 Sep 2017


Seeking views on priorities for the next East Midlands franchise.

Updated: Additional consultation event for 25 September 2017 in Bedford added.We are seeking your views on the future of the East Midlands rail franchise to ensure the new franchise delivers the best railway f...

20 Jul 2017


The Ministry of Defence currently publishes military aid to civil authorities on an annual basis. We are now seeking external users’ views on ceasing publication.

Updated: Added consultation outcome.This is an annual publication that provides information on the number of vessels boarded by the Royal Navy Fishery Protection Squadron (RN FPS) within British fishery limits...

17 Jul 2017


We are now seeking external users’ views on merging the Annual UK regular armed forces land transport accident deaths publication with the Deaths in the UK regular armed forces national statistic.

Updated: Added consultation outcome. Defence Statistics is proposing to merge the 2 releases so that the land transport accident statistic forms an annex of the overall deaths statistic. In merging the...

22 Jun 2017


Consultation on draft rules and guidance for appeals to the CMA under the Water Industry Designated Codes (Appeals to the Competition and Markets Authority) Regulations.

Updated: Consultation responses published.The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is consulting on draft rules of procedure for appeals that may be made to it in relation to decisions made by the Water Ser...

20 Jun 2017


We are now seeking external users’ views on ceasing the mid-year publication and the production of the episode tables alongside the annual summary report.

Updated: Added consultation outcome. Defence Statistics are proposing to cease production of the UK armed forces mental health mid-year report Official Statistic. In addition Defence Statistics also pr...

15 Jun 2017


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