Consultations closed and awaiting response
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.
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Consultation period: 05 Nov 2012 to 31 Dec 2012
The consultation sets out proposals to extend the range of remedies available to enforcers of consumer law.
Consultation period: 05 Oct 2012 to 21 Dec 2012
Consultation on a proposal setting out eligibility and design for a scheme to compensate key electricity-intensive business to help offset the indirect cost of the Carbon Price Floor and the EU Emissions Trading System, subject to state aid guidelines.
Consultation period: 14 Sep 2012 to 24 Nov 2012
The consultation seeks views on ways to support the use of settlement agreements and changes to the compensatory award limit in unfair dismissal cases.
Consultation period: 14 Sep 2012 to 24 Nov 2012
In November 2011, Mr Justice Underhill, former President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal was invited by Government to lead a fundamental review of the rules of procedure for employment tribunals. He was asked to ensure that the rules were simplified and provided the framework to manage cases flexibly, effectively, proportionately and consistently, providing certainty to all parties who participate in the employment tribunal process.
Consultation period: 11 Oct 2012 to 22 Nov 2012
This call for evidence invites you to submit views and information that will help shape a Government strategy to promote UK economic growth and international development by making best use of the science and technologies relevant to agriculture.
Consultation period: 30 Oct 2012 to 16 Nov 2012
The Nuttall Review on Employee Ownership recommended (Recommendation V) that the Government should review and consult on changes to deregulate the conditions under which companies can: authorise share buy backs; finance share buy backs; and hold shares ‘in treasury’.
Consultation period: 20 Aug 2012 to 01 Nov 2012
This consultation seeks views on the UK’s implementation of the Consumer Rights Directive (CRD). The provisions in the CRD will apply, subject to some limited exceptions, to all contracts for sales of goods and services by traders to consumers, whether the transactions are within the UK or effected across EU borders. The consultation document, and response form should you wish to use it, are below.
Consultation period: 19 Sep 2012 to 19 Oct 2012
This consultation seeks views on the UK’s implementation of the Late Payment Directive. The Directive covers all debts incurred in commercial transactions. It applies to businesses and public authorities, whether the transactions are within the UK or effected across EU borders.
Consultation period: 03 Sep 2012 to 15 Oct 2012
This consultation seeks views on proposals for early implementation of a ban on above cost payment surcharges.
Consultation period: 13 Jul 2012 to 05 Oct 2012
The consultation seeks views on options to simplify and clarify the law in relation to the supply of goods, services and digital content supplied under a contract. To respond quickly and easily there is a short online version of the consultation which can be accessed via the right hand panel. The full consultation document is below.
Consultation period: 27 Jun 2012 to 26 Sep 2012
This consultation seeks your views on the draft regulations for the content of directors' remuneration reports.
Consultation period: 21 Jun 2012 to 19 Sep 2012
The consultation seeks views on reforms to improve the quality of consultation over large scale redundancies.
Consultation period: 26 Jun 2012 to 07 Sep 2012
Invites stakeholders to contribute their views to a call for evidence on the Richard review of apprenticeships
Consultation period: 24 Apr 2012 to 24 Jul 2012
The consultation seeks views on reforms to empower consumers and businesses to challenge anti-competitive behaviour.
Consultation period: 28 May 2012 to 23 Jul 2012
Call for evidence to seek data from key stakeholders that can be used to assess the compliance costs to existing Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) system.
Consultation period: 28 Mar 2012 to 20 Jun 2012
This consultation seeks views on simplifying enforcement officers' investigatory powers and the removal of barriers to Trading Standards operating efficiently
Consultation period: 12 Mar 2012 to 04 May 2012
Call for evidence - Indirect costs of the Carbon Price Floor and EU ETS
Consultation period: 23 Nov 2011 to 31 Jan 2012
With this Call for Evidence we are keen to establish the advantages and disadvantages of the current rules on collective redundancy consultation. We want to find out what effect they have on business confidence and flexibility to respond effectively and appropriately to market opportunities and challenges. We want to understand the challenges for business in pursuing collective redundancy consultation – including the barriers to starting consultation and achieving agreement. We also want to explore the issues for employees – including the ability to engage meaningfully with their employer during a consultation and the ability to find and secure alternative employment or training, should that prove necessary.
Consultation period: 19 Sep 2011 to 25 Nov 2011
Discussion paper seeking views on issues relating to executive remuneration.
Consultation period: 15 Sep 2011 to 18 Nov 2011
On 22 June 2011, the Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable, announced that Professor John Kay would undertake an independent review to examine investment in UK equity markets and its impact on the long-term performance and governance of UK quoted companies. On 15th September 2011, Professor Kay launched the review’s call for evidence which builds on the previously published terms of reference, and set out a range of issues and questions on which we sought evidence. The review published its Interim Report, summarising the responses to the call for evidence on 29 February 2012. The review will publish its Final Report in summer 2012.
Consultation period: 24 May 2011 to 31 Aug 2011
The annual web publication ‘Regional Economic Performance Indicators’ (REPI) provides data on a number of socio-economic indicators covering the nine English regions, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The aim of the publication is to give a balanced picture of all the statistical information relevant to economic performance, competitiveness and the state of the regions.
Consultation period: 08 Jun 2011 to 01 Aug 2011
The government has an ongoing interest in monitoring the educational achievement of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with a view to narrowing the gap in achievement between disadvantaged youngsters and their peers. The "Full-time young participation by socio-economic class (FYPSEC)" statistic has been published annually in an Official Statistics release produced by the Higher Education Analysis division of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The consultation relates to changes to this publication.
Consultation period: 21 Dec 2010 to 22 Mar 2011
Consultation period: 07 Jan 2011 to 18 Feb 2011
This call for evidence sought views on a proposed set of principles for Economic Regulation, which sought to reaffirm the importance of stable and predictable regulatory frameworks to facilitate efficient investment and sustainable growth; provide greater clarity about the respective roles of Government, regulators and producers; and set out the characteristics of a successful framework for economic regulation.
Consultation period: 13 Dec 2010 to 31 Jan 2011
Consultation period: 25 Oct 2010 to 14 Jan 2011
Review into corporate governance and economic short-termism.
Consultation period: 05 Nov 2010 to 14 Jan 2011
This Government recognise the importance of trade and investment to delivering long term growth and prosperity in the UK and around the world. We are working on an ambitious and comprehensive trade and investment strategy for the UK which will set out how the UK can make the most of international opportunities. This strategy will be set out in a White Paper which is due to be published at the turn of the year.
Consultation period: 13 Sep 2010 to 03 Dec 2010
The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has launched its proposals for implementing the revised EU Electronic Communications Framework. This document sets out our preferred approach to implementation and asks questions on a limited number of specific issues. Stakeholders will have 12 weeks to respond to Government proposals.
Consultation period: 30 Jul 2010 to 08 Oct 2010
BIS is seeking evidence on whether the United Kingdom should move towards ratification of the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment, or take no further action at this time.
Consultation period: 15 Jul 2010 to 16 Sep 2010
Discussion paper examining the benefits and problems associated with sharing non-telecommunications utilities infrastructure, as a means of facilitating the deployment of broadband networks.
Consultation period: 31 Mar 2010 to 23 Jun 2010
The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on a draft Statutory Instrument to implement those provisions within Regulation (EC) No. 765/2008 on accreditation and market surveillance that require national legislation to make them operable in the United Kingdom.
Consultation period: 31 Mar 2010 to 23 Jun 2010
Consultation period: 05 Mar 2010 to 28 May 2010
In the Government’s Consumer White Paper “A Better Deal for Consumers: Delivering Real Help Now and Change for the Future” it was announced that Government proposes to work with the Local Better Regulation Office to test new powers as provided in the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 (the “RES Act”), and apply them to areas of consumer law enforcement.
Consultation period: 30 Mar 2010 to 25 May 2010
This consultation sets out the Government’s proposals for the sharing of costs relating to the initial obligations for addressing the problem of online infringement of copyright.
Consultation period: 25 Mar 2010 to 06 May 2010
This consultation is about an amending Order to the Gas and Electricity Regulated Providers (Redress Scheme) Order 2008, which set out the requirement for certain licensed suppliers of gas and electricity, and licensed gas transporters and electricity distributors to join a qualifying redress scheme in respect of certain kinds of consumer complaint. The proposed amendment will provide that additional detail will be set out in the redress scheme by way of specifying factors in order to assess the eligibility of consumers of energy at non-domestic premises (micro-enterprise consumers) to access the scheme.
Consultation period: 07 Jan 2010 to 01 Apr 2010
Consultation period: 02 Dec 2009 to 05 Mar 2010
We want your views on how the Consumer Advocate can successfully deliver real benefits to consumers. We also want to ensure that when the Consumer Advocate is equipped with new powers that he/she will have the ability to do all that we are asking.
Consultation period: 26 Oct 2009 to 25 Jan 2010
This consultation seeks views on whether the maximum penalty should be increased, and if so whether the new maximum should be £250,000, £500,000, £1 million or £2 million.
Consultation period: 25 Nov 2009 to 20 Jan 2010
This Consultation invites comments on the options for simplifying the arrangements for the provision of information to shareholders, creditors, the audit and accounting authorities and Companies House when auditors leave office.
Consultation period: 25 Nov 2009 to 19 Jan 2010
This consultation seeks your views on whether and how we should change the law to reduce the risk of companies incorrectly using the addresses of other businesses or private individuals as their registered office address and sets out a process for third parties to challenge the information on the register.
Consultation period: 23 Nov 2009 to 11 Jan 2010
This consultation sets out proposals for amending the requirements that balance the interest of third parties in obtaining information with the cost to the company of supplying it.
Consultation period: 04 Sep 2009 to 27 Nov 2009
Consultation period: 23 Oct 2009 to 23 Nov 2009
Consultation period: 25 Sep 2009 to 20 Nov 2009
The Government is launching this consultation in order to open a debate about the potential for charging for export licences.
Consultation period: 15 Sep 2009 to 30 Oct 2009
Consultation period: 13 Aug 2009 to 25 Sep 2009