Book now to attend our National Rural Conference, (in association with the CCRI), in Cheltenham on 3rd & 4th September) here. The keynote speaker for the conference is the Rt Hon Lord Foster of Bath, Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy.
Homes England is collecting information on the potential appetite to deliver community-led housing projects – including new build and conversions – over the coming years.
All community-based groups (including parish councils) in England (outside London) are invited to give summary information about their plans for new community-led housing projects and the progress made on those plans to date.
The information will be collected by Homes England and help Government understand the pipeline and likely level of interest in taking forward community-led housing over the coming years. They are keen to hear from as many prospective community-led groups as possible about their plans. Homes England state that “The data collected will only be used to understand the potential requirements for Government support across the community-led housing sector over the coming years.”
The closing date for submission of information is 31 May 2019.
Tailored reviews are central to the Government’s Public Body Reform Programme. Their purpose is to challenge and seek assurance of the continuing need, efficiency and good governance of public bodies. Every public body is required to undergo a Tailored Review once during the lifetime of a Parliament.
To help inform this review, DCMS would welcome feedback on Historic England through an online survey, which is open until the 9th of May 2019.
This consultation looks at how government should take account of social value in the award of central government contracts.
The government welcomes responses to the proposals in this consultation from suppliers to government, their representatives, public bodies and those otherwise involved in public procurement.
This consultation closes on 10 June 2019.
Government want to know what you think about their plans to make recycling collections consistent across England. Local authorities would collect the same kind of materials from households, such as plastic, glass, metal, paper and cardboard. They would also have separate food and garden waste collections. This will help to reduce confusion about what can be recycled.
Government also want views on changes to require businesses to separate their recyclable waste from residual waste for collection. They state that they are seeking views on making waste disposal more cost effective while at the same time increasing the amount of recycling collected from businesses.
This consultation closes on 13 May 2019.
This is a consultation on structures that support partnership working and accountability in homelessness services. Government is seeking views on:
This consultation closes on 16 May 2019.
This call for evidence is to support the Rail Review, led by independent chair Keith Williams. The review was established to recommend the most appropriate organisational and commercial frameworks to support the delivery of the government’s vision for the railway.
The review invites written contributions to inform its work on any or all of the review principles, as set out in its terms of reference:
The review will look at the whole rail industry, including:
Your evidence will inform the review and will be considered alongside other evidence received. The review’s findings and recommendations will be published in a government white paper in autumn 2019, with reform of the sector to begin in 2020. Where possible they ask that evidence is submitted by 18 January 2019. However the evidence portal will remain open until the end of May 2019.
Prepared by Andy Dean, Assistant Director at the Rural Services Network
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