Nuclear Web forum
The Lords EU environment and agriculture committee has launched an online public consultation as part of its inquiry into nuclear safety and waste management.
Regulatory Justice and Business that flouts the law
New proposals to undertake a comprehensive review of the current penalty system for penalising businesses which consistently flouts the law. The Cabinat Office are seeking views from interested stakeholders.
This consultation closes on 18 February 2006
Financial assistance for reservists and their employers
The Ministry of Defence is inviting businesses to comment on its plans to change the regulations governing financial assistance payments to reservists and their employers, during periods of mobilised service. It has produced a Regulatory Impact Assessment that estimates the impact these changes will have on businesses, especially small businesses.
Consultation closes 22 February 2006
New proposals on reform of the excise duty deferment guarantee system
The government is seeking views on current arrangements for excise duty deferment guarantees. The objective is to introduce a system that manages revenue risk effectively and efficiently, that is clear and simple for both businesses and HM Revenue & Customs, and that reduces costs for compliant, low risk businesses.
Closing date for this consultation 24 February 2006
New Proposal on Credit Card Cheques
The government is seeking views on whether it is neccesary to make changes to the regulation of credit card cheques – in particular, on how to ensure that customers who use credit card cheques do not incur unnecessary credit charges due to lack of understanding about in implications of using one of these cheques.
This consultation closes on 24 February 2006
Proposed rewrite of schedule 10 (buildings and land) of the VAT Act
HM Revenue & Customs aims to simplify schedule 10 without changing underlying tax policy, with a view to reducing the cost of compliance and administration. It proposes that the changes will provide a convenient reference, indicate provisions that are no longer required and indicate where new material has been encorporated.
Consultation closes: 28 February 2006
VAT - beneficial ownership of land and property
The government is proposing changes to VAT legislation, concerning the treatment of payments received for supplies of land by a person other than the legal owner. The government wishes to identify the range of businesses that currently make use of this provision, and obtain views on how it should be applied in the future.
Closed by: 28 February 2006
New proposals on filing dates for company accounts
New proposals to join up the filing of Company Tax Returns and the delivery of accounts to the registrar of companies. The aim of these proposals is to offer companies a single online filing service for HM Revenue and Customs and Companies House, reducing the admistrative burden on companies who have to file accounts.
This consultation closes on 3 March 2006
Proposals for introducing a code for sustainable homes
This consultation from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister seeks views on the code for sustainable homes, which signals a new direction for building standards. Wherever practicable, the department intends to develop and introduce a system of sustainable building standards based on voluntary compliance.
The closing date for this consultation is 6 March 2006.
Implementing the EU Directive on on unfair commercial practices
The government is seeking views of of business and enforcement authorities on the implementing the EU directive, rather than views on the directive itself.
This consultation closes on 8 March 2006
Benevolent fundraising Regulations
The consultation paper will set out the Scottish Executive's proposals for the regulation of benevolent fundraising under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.
This consultation closes 9 March 2006
Review of Sunday Trading Laws
A review of liberlising the Sunday Trading laws. The government would also welcome views on other issues, relating to Sunday Trading. The Department of Trade and Industry welcomes any relevant evidence or views on this subject , not only on the ecconomic case, but other aspects of this issue.
This consultation closes on 14 April 2006
Consultation on the Implementation of the Railways Act 2005 - Provisions on Closures and Minor Modifications
Proposals for technical guidance on rail closures and minor modifications, which rail funding authorities, train and network operating companies will follow when considering the closure of, or modification to, a passenger service, network or station.
The closing date for this consultation is 21 April 2006.
Welfare Reform Green Paper
The Government launched a Green Paper "A new deal for welfare: Empowering people to work" on Tuesday 24 January 2006. It contains major new proposals to help individuals achieve their potential through work.
The closing date for this consultation is 21 April 2006.
Enhancing our care of Scotlands landscapes
This consultation paper contains proposals for the landscape component of the forthcoming Planning Bill, including refreshing legislation providing the Scottish Ministers with powers to designate, de-designate or revise the boundaries of and National Scenic Area.
The closing date for this consultation is 24 April 2006
Review of NHS Prescription Charges and Exemption Arrangements in Scotland
This document has been prepared as part of the Executive’s Partnership Agreement commitment to review prescription charges for people with chronic medical conditions, and for young people in full time education or training. This document: • Sets out the background and policy context to NHS prescription charge and exemption arrangements in Scotland • Puts forward and discusses options for change to facilitate debate on possible system reforms Summarises the Executive’s position with regard to possible reforms.
The closing date for this consultation is 30 April 2006.
Protected Trust Deed Reform
This consultation on the draft regulations reforming the way that protected trust deeds operate follows on from the Bankrupcy and Diligence Consultation issued in July 2004. The main areas of reform are ensuring a greater return for creditors, improved monitoring and supervision and clearer guidelines of debtors' contributions and trustees' fees and outlays. The Accountant in Bankruptcy will have a more involved role in supervision of protected trust deeds and auditing accounts.
This consultation closes on the 14 April 2004
Judicial Appointments and Removals Bill - Strengthening Judicial Independence
In September 2006 Scottish Ministers will present a bill that will place the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland on a statutory basis, modernise the procedures for the removal of judges, make some changes to the organisation of the judiciary and to the arrangements for deployment and regulating conduct. [Add sentence on what the consultation is on – eg – This consultation seeks views on the proposed Bill]
Consultation Closes: 3 May 2006