MHCLG – Changes to Future Homes Standard

This consultation sets out the Government’s plans for the Future Homes Standard, including proposed options to increase the energy efficiency requirements for new homes in 2020. The Future Homes Standard will require new build homes to be future-proofed with low carbon heating and world-leading levels of energy efficiency; it will be introduced by 2025. This…

Ofqual – Amending the ‘Taking Regulatory Action’ policy and Consultation on changes to the Conditions of Recognition

The Government is proposing amendments to their policy Taking Regulatory Action (the TRA policy) which explains how they use their powers to take regulatory action in respect of awarding organisations. The proposed amendments are to bring the policy up to date, to reflect the Government’s regulatory strategy and how they use their powers in practice. The policy…

Proposed reforms to permitted development rights to support the deployment of 5G and extend mobile coverage

This consultation seek views on the principle of amending permitted development rights for operators with rights under the Electronic Communications Code (Code Operators) to support deployment of 5G and extend mobile coverage, and the circumstances in which it would be appropriate to do so. The consultation also seeks views on whether it is appropriate to…

Historic England Launches Two Consultations

The first, ‘Energy Efficiency and Traditional Homes’, considers energy efficiency improvements in traditional homes from a planning system perspective. The consultation will be open until 13 September 2019. All responses should be sent to governmentadvice@HistoricEngland.org.uk The second is ‘Managing Lithic Scatters and Sites: archaeological guidance for planning authorities and planners’. The document offers guidance on…

Oxford University Supporting Leadership Digital Consultation

Oxford University’s [Alliance Member] Gardens, Libraries & Museums has published a call for information about individuals working in an organisation and their experiences with or as members of executive and administrative support staff and about training and development opportunities for this staff group. Three different parallel surveys have been designed each one for: current executive…