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The Environment Agency wants your views on their 5 year navigation charging plan for 2019 to 2023.

The Environment Agency is working on a 5 year navigation charging plan for 2019 to 2023. They are also reviewing their boat registration charging scheme to make it simpler and more consistent. They want your v...

16 Jan 2018


Seeking views on measures to reduce waste crime and poor performance at waste sites and introducing a fixed penalty to discourage household waste being fly-tipped.

We want to know what you think about our proposals to reduce crime and poor performance in the waste sector. We are looking to do this by enforcing more appropriate competence standards for permitted waste site operators. We...

15 Jan 2018


Invites suggestions for improvements to the contractual drafting of schedules 4, 7 and 8 of the model freight and passenger track access contracts.

The existing charging and incentives regime is set out in schedules 4, 7 and 8 of the model contracts. As part of the Office for Rail and Road 2018 periodic review of Network Rail (PR18), we are reviewing the charging and inc...

12 Jan 2018


We are seeking your views on our plans to enforce the EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation - includes introducing penalties in England and Wales.

We want to know what you think about our proposals to introduce penalties to enforce the EU regulation on invasive non-native species. These penalties will apply to offences in England and Wales. The

9 Jan 2018


We are now seeking external users’ views on a change to the content of the 'MOD health and safety statistics: annual summary and trends over time 2011/12 to 2016/17' Official Statistic.

Defence Statistics are proposing a change to the content of the Official Statistic ‘’MOD health and safety statistics: annual summary and trends over time’. The current Official Statistic is large in size (60 page repor...

9 Jan 2018


The proposed scheme will ensure minimum standards are adhered to among providers of marine oil pollution response services.

Consultation description The Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation Convention) Regulations 1998 (SI 1988 No.1056) (as amended) state that UK ports, ha...

8 Jan 2018


We are seeking views on whether to relax licensing hours across England and Wales to mark the wedding of Prince Henry and Meghan Markle on 19 May 2018.

This consultation seeks views on whether to relax licensing hours across England and Wales to mark the wedding of Prince Henry and Meghan Markle on 19 May 2018. The government proposes to make a licensing hours order under Se...

7 Jan 2018


The government is seeking views on proposals for a licensing regime for small scale DAB radio multiplexes

The emergence of the software enabled approach to broadcasting on DAB radio and its developing maturity as a workable and practical technology has the potential to provide smaller commercial and community radio stations with ...

4 Jan 2018


The government is seeking views on the enforcement of the Portability Regulation in UK Law.

The Portability Regulation comes into force on 1 April 2018. Businesses bound by its obligations must implement by this date. The aim of the Regulation is to make it easier for subscribers to use their online content ...

3 Jan 2018


Consultation on reinstating the practice of the Valuation Office Agency prior to the decision of the Supreme Court in Woolway (VO) v Mazars.

In the 2017 Autumn Budget the Chancellor announced that the government will legislate to reinstate the relevant elements of the Valuation Office Agency’s practice prior to the decision of the Supreme Court in Woolway (VO) v...

29 Dec 2017


A call for evidence seeking views on commercial options for delivering mobile connectivity on trains.

The rapid growth of mobile data usage and the prevalence of smartphones and tablets now means that consumers expect high quality, reliable connectivity everywhere. This is why in our

28 Dec 2017


A consultation on ensuring the process works fairly, for both creditors and debtors.

In this consultation the Ministry of Justice is interested in views as to the effectiveness and appropriateness of the current processes for money claims issued in the County Court. Of particular interest, will be views from ...

27 Dec 2017


We are consulting on a proposed new National Framework for Fire and Rescue in England.

We are consulting on a revised Fire and Rescue National Framework for England. The National Framework sets priorities and objectives for fire and rescue authorities in England in connection with the discharge of their...

27 Dec 2017


Asking for views on proposals for the creation of a Major Road Network.

As part of the Transport Investment Strategy, the government committed to creating a Major Road Network (MRN). This consultation asks for views on: how to define...

23 Dec 2017


This consultation seeks views on the Government’s proposals to use a Legislative Reform Order to reform the administration of the Horserace Betting Levy.

The Government is consulting on proposals to reform the administration of the Horserace Betting Levy using a Legislative Reform Order, which will result in the closure of the Horserace Betting Levy Board and the transfer of t...

21 Dec 2017


The Environment Agency would like to hear your views on proposals to strengthen local flood risk management by re-designating sections of watercourses.

Updated: The consultation is now live.The Environment Agency proposes to transfer flood risk management activities on a number of stretches of watercourses to internal drainage boards (

21 Dec 2017


Seeking views on plans to revise the fee structure for marine licensing applications and introducing an online self-service portal.

We want to know what you think about our proposals to revise the marine licensing application fees. These fees apply to England, Wales and Northern Ireland offshore marine areas. The changes are needed to make sure that the a...

21 Dec 2017


We want your views on our proposed revised enforcement and sanctions policy.

Updated: Extended consultation end date to 29 January 2018.We have combined the enforcement and sanct...

30 Nov 2017


Asking for views on proposals for improving train services on the Great Western rail network from April 2020.

Updated: Added details of consultation event in Reading.We’re asking for views on future services across the Great Western network. The consultation covers a range of issues for both the medium and longer te...

29 Nov 2017


Ofqual consults on changes to non-exam assessment for GCSE computer science.

Updated: Regulatory impact assessment published.We have seen evidence that the exam boards’ rules for non-exam assessment in GCSE computer science are being broken. Students who will take their exams...

27 Nov 2017


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