E10 petrol, consumer protection and fuel pump labelling

Unleaded petrol in the UK contains up to 5% bioethanol, a grade known as E5. The Government has launched a proposal to make 10% ethanol (E10) the new standard. The Government has stated that while it is ‘keen to harness the potential benefits of introducing E10, while also ensuring that motorists who still need to…

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Farmers, growers and processors asked for views on the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)

Farmers, growers, processors and industry representatives are being asked for their views from 31st August on the role of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). The AHDB is a UK statutory levy board, funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain. As the UK leaves the EU, there is an opportunity to…

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Public consultation on next stage for UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre

A public exhibition and consultation of the latest designs for the new UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre has been launched by the Secretary of State for Communities the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP. In 2016 Prime Minister Theresa May launched a design competition for a Memorial and Learning Centre in Victoria Tower Gardens, adjacent to Parliament…

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Air quality: using cleaner fuels for domestic burning

The Government is consulting on using cleaner fuels for domestic burning. The changes proposed include only allowing the sale of Government-deemed cleaner solid fuels. Such proposals apply to England only. The deadline to respond is 11:45pm on 12th October 2018.

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Use of receipts from right to buy sales

The Government is seeking views on ways to reform rules on using Right to Buy receipts from sold council homes, and on reforming the national one-for-one replacement commitment. This consultation was published with the Social Housing Green Paper and closes on 9th October 2018.

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Social Housing Green Paper

On 14th August the Government published a Green Paper on Social Housing for consultation closing on 6th November 2018. The social housing green paper proposes fundamental reform which is intended to ensure social homes provide an essential, safe, well managed service for all those who need it.’ A Call for Evidence on the Review of social housing regulation was…

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Open consultations

Consultations/surveys which are currently open include: Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCAs) Conduct Consultation. Closes September 4th 2018. Consultation on Society Lotteries. Closes 7th September 2018. Fisheries white paper consultation – ‘Sustainable fisheries for future generations’. Closes 12th September 2018 Independent review of planning appeal inquiries. Closes on 18th September 2018. Air quality: brake, tyre and road…

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Open consultations

Consultations/surveys which are currently open include: Air quality: draft Clean Air Strategy 2018. Closes 14 August 2018. Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCAs) Conduct Consultation. Closes September 4th 2018. Consultation on Society Lotteries. Closes 7th September 2018. Fisheries white paper consultation – ‘Sustainable fisheries for future generations’. Closes 12th September 2018 Independent review of planning…

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Lords Inquiry into Regenerating Seaside Towns – Call for Evidence

The Lords Select Committee on Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities has launched a Call for Evidence as part of their Inquiry into what actions the Government needs to take to support the regeneration of these destinations. The call for evidence is open until 9th October 2018.

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Air quality: brake, tyre and road surface wear – Call for Evidence

DEFRA have asked for evidence on the airborne particulate matter emissions from brakes, tyres and road surface wear, as they look to reduce emissions in this area The consultation seeks to gather evidence on these types of emissions, their contribution to air pollution now and in the future, and to identify concrete actions we might…

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