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Current Government Consultations - January 2020


A brief summary of current government consultations of potential interest to RSN members. This is not intended as an exhaustive list of all relevant consultations.

→ Download a printable version of the Government Consultationst here

CURRENT CONSULTATIONS:

Provisional local government finance settlement 2020 to 2021: consultation – Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

This consultation seeks views on proposals for the local government finance settlement for 2020 to 2021.

This consultation closes on 17 January 2020.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/provisional-local-government-finance-settlement-2020-to-2021-consultation


?Development corporation reform: technical consultation – Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

The consultation invites ideas on whether and how legislative reforms might ensure that, in future, where it is appropriate for a development corporation to be used, a fit-for-purpose model exists.

This consultation is technical in nature but is open to everyone. Government are keen to hear from interested parties from across the public and private sectors, and welcome responses from the general public as well.

This consultation closes on 18 January 2020.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/development-corporation-reform-technical-consultation


The Future Homes Standard: changes to Part L and Part F of the Building Regulations for new dwellings – Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

This consultation sets out government 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 document is the first stage of a two-part consultation about proposed changes to the Building Regulations. It also covers the wider impacts of Part L for new homes, including changes to Part F (ventilation), its associated Approved Document guidance, airtightness and improving as-built performance of the constructed home.

This consultation closes on 7 February 2020.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/the-future-homes-standard-changes-to-part-l-and-part-f-of-the-building-regulations-for-new-dwellings


Labour Market Enforcement Strategy 2020 to 2021: call for evidence – Home Office & Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

This call for evidence sets out the main issues and questions on which the Director of Labour Market Enforcement would like to receive evidence to inform his labour market enforcement strategy for 2020 to 2021.

The main topics are:

  • non-compliance and enforcement in 4 high-risk sectors - hand car washes, agriculture, social care, construction
  • non-compliance in other sectors
  • cross cutting issues

This consultation closes on 24 January 2020.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/labour-market-enforcement-strategy-2020-to-2021-call-for-evidence

Prepared by Andy Dean, Assistant Director at the Rural Services Network
Email: andy.dean@sparse.gov.uk

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