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Once the consultation deadline has passed and we have analysed the responses, we will publish the Government Response. We aim to do this within three months of the date the consultation closed.
Details of consultations run before June 2009 can be found on the National Archives website.
Response published: 03 Dec 2012
Consultation period: 18 Oct 2012 to 09 Nov 2012
The Government is creating a new employment status: “employee owner”. This will give businesses greater choice about the contracts they can offer to individuals, whilst ensuring appropriate levels of protection are maintained.
Response published: 30 Nov 2012
Consultation period: 23 Mar 2012 to 23 May 2012
The purpose of this consultation was to seek views on the amendment and removal of statutory instruments which were identified under the Retail and Manufacturing Red Tape Challenge spotlight process.
Response published: 19 Nov 2012
Consultation period: 27 Jul 2012 to 10 Sep 2012
The consultation seeks views and opinions on a proposal to create an order making power, which if utilised, would compel suppliers of services and goods to provide to their customers, upon request, historic transaction and consumption data in an open standard machine readable format.
Response published: 16 Nov 2012
Consultation period: 12 Apr 2012 to 06 Jul 2012
Consultation on the implementation of the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU.
Response published: 13 Nov 2012
Consultation period: 16 May 2011 to 08 Aug 2011
Response published: 30 Oct 2012
Consultation period: 07 Jul 2012 to 07 Sep 2012
Views were sought on the measures recommended in the Nuttall Review to raise awareness of employee ownership.
Response published: 11 Oct 2012
Consultation period: 14 Jun 2012 to 26 Jul 2012
Response published: 14 Sep 2012
Consultation period: 15 Mar 2012 to 08 Jun 2012
We are seeking evidence on current dismissal processes, including the Acas Code of Practice on Discipline and Grievance and the concept of 'compensated no fault dismissal' for micro businesses.
Consultation period: 11 Jan 2011 to 05 Apr 2011
Consultation period: 23 Nov 2011 to 31 Jan 2012
Response published: 13 Sep 2012
Consultation period: 29 Jun 2012 to 10 Aug 2012
Response published: 06 Sep 2012
Consultation period: 06 Oct 2011 to 29 Dec 2011
Consultation on changing audit exemptions for small companies and subsidiaries to remove gold plating, and to allow companies to change their accounting framework.
Response published: 09 Aug 2012
Consultation period: 10 Apr 2012 to 04 Jun 2012
This consultation seeks views from principals, lecturers, other staff, employer and employee representative bodies, and all others with an interest, on the revocation of the further education workforce regulations, as recommended in the interim report by the Independent Review Panel on professionalism in further education.
Response published: 01 Aug 2012
Consultation period: 13 Jan 2012 to 06 Apr 2012
This consultation seeks your views on the European Commission’s Proposals to align a package of nine Directives to the New Legislative Framework.
Response published: 19 Jul 2012
Consultation period: 02 Feb 2012 to 26 Apr 2012
Sought views on the proposed abolition of the British Shipbuilders corporation.
Response published: 13 Jul 2012
Consultation period: 28 Mar 2012 to 27 Apr 2012
The purpose of this consultation was to elicit views on how structural funds, rural development funds and maritime and fisheries funds can best be used to develop and maintain sustainable growth and jobs in 2014-2020.
Response published: 04 Jul 2012
Consultation period: 19 Sep 2011 to 12 Dec 2011
Consultation that explores what a mutual Post Office Ltd might look like. It seek feedback for more clarity on the issues that the government would need to take into account before mutualisation could be achieved.
Response published: 28 Jun 2012
Consultation period: 20 Jul 2011 to 02 Nov 2011
This consultation aims to gather views on the desirability of revising the IDA to update some of its provisions to reflect current economic realities. In the government’s view there are several outdated requirements in the Act, which have stood unchanged since 1982.
Response published: 27 Jun 2012
Consultation period: 14 Mar 2012 to 27 Apr 2012
Response published: 11 Jun 2012
Consultation period: 04 Aug 2011 to 27 Oct 2011
In the White Paper ‘Higher Education: Students at the Heart of the System’ the government set out plans for reform of the regulatory system for Higher Education in England. This consultation, now closed, covers the more technical aspects of these proposals with a view to informing a future Higher Education Bill, where legislative change is required.
Consultation period: 28 Jun 2011 to 20 Sep 2011
The purpose of this consultation was to receive input to the Government’s overall
package of proposals for reforming higher education in England, as set out in this
Response published: 21 May 2012
Consultation period: 11 Nov 2011 to 11 Feb 2012
This consultation seeks views on the European Commission’s Proposal for a Directive on Recreational Craft and Personal Watercraft.
Response published: 11 May 2012
Consultation period: 02 Feb 2012 to 15 Mar 2012
Response published: 04 May 2012
Consultation period: 21 Dec 2011 to 31 Jan 2012
This Call for Evidence seeks views from UK stakeholders on recent proposals from the European Commission on consumer alternative dispute resolution. In summary, the Commission argue that all EU consumers should be able to solve their problems without going to court, regardless of the kind of product or service that the contractual dispute is about and regardless of where they bought it in the European Single Market. In addition, for consumers shopping online and from another EU country, the Commission want to create an EU-wide single online platform which will allow contractual disputes to be solved entirely online and within 30 days. The proposals are likely to impact UK consumers, businesses and organisations that currently provide alternative dispute resolution services. Views are sought on the likely scale of these impacts. Views received will help form the UK’s negotiating position.
Response published: 11 Apr 2012
Consultation period: 21 Jun 2011 to 27 Sep 2011
Empowering and Protecting Consumers: Consultation on institutional changes for provision of consumer information, advice, education, advocacy and enforcement.
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As part of government’s Red Tape Challenge, businesses and the public are invited to identify ways that ineffective, burdensome or unnecessary regulation affects growth in the business-to-business services sector.
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