Consultations closed with 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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Response published: 18 May 2011
Consultation period: 20 Aug 2010 to 24 Sep 2010
The review of offender learning announced by John Hayes, Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, will assess progress against the policy framework set out in the Next Steps document and make recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the arrangements. The review, undertaken jointly with the National Offender Management Service, is taking full account of the earlier strategic review of employment services for offenders (undertaken jointly between the Department for Work and Pensions and the Ministry of Justice), and will inform the Ministry of Justice’s Autumn Green Paper setting out the proposed approach to sentencing and rehabilitation reform.
Response published: 01 Apr 2011
Consultation period: 13 Oct 2010 to 04 Jan 2011
This call for evidence document sets out details of the background to, and UK participation in, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development and explores areas where BIS would like to seek further views.
Response published: 31 Mar 2011
Consultation period: 09 Dec 2010 to 03 Feb 2011
This consultation, conducted by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), seeks views to inform the implementation of Skills Conditionality. Skills conditionality involves Jobcentre Plus referring claimants to a skills training provider, further education college or Next Step adviser with potential benefit sanctions for non-participation. The training will include vocational, basic skills, employability training as well as support with softer skills such as motivation and confidence building.
Response published: 18 Mar 2011
Consultation period: 06 Nov 2009 to 12 Feb 2010
The UK and Scottish Governments are consulting on the case for amending and modernising the law as it applies to the control of street trading and the certification of pedlars.
Response published: 24 Feb 2011
Consultation period: 08 Oct 2010 to 30 Nov 2010
The low proportion of women holding directorships suggests British business is not using all of the skills and talents of the workforce effectively. Government is committed to seeing swift change in this area, and this Call for Evidence is seeking views from across the business world.
Response published: 28 Jan 2011
Consultation period: 21 Dec 2009 to 15 Mar 2010
Bills of sale are being use to support "log book" lending, namely lending using a consumer's car as security. This practice has been the subject of relatively high levels of complaints to consumer groups and the OFT.
Response published: 13 Jan 2011
Consultation period: 29 Jul 2010 to 21 Oct 2010
The Coalition's Programme for Government commits the Government to phasing out the Default Retirement Age (DRA). This consultation sets out the background to the DRA, and explains how the Government is proposing to remove it. The Government's response to the consultation was published on 13 January 2011 and confirms that the DRA will be phased out. The document is available via a link at the bottom of the Retirement Age consultation page.
Response published: 10 Dec 2010
Consultation period: 09 Jul 2010 to 01 Oct 2010
Response published: 10 Dec 2010
Consultation period: 17 Sep 2010 to 10 Dec 2010
Published by the Government Office for Science, the Code of Practice for Scientific Advisory Committees sets out good practice in relation to the function and working of Scientific Advisory Committees (SACs).
Response published: 08 Dec 2010
Consultation period: 12 Mar 2010 to 18 Jun 2010
This consultation makes proposals to revise the current scheme for the registration of company charges under the Companies Act 2006 based on the 2001 recommendations of the Company Law Review and the subsequent advice of the Law Commission.