Government state that heating of homes, businesses and industry is responsible for a third of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, and decarbonisation of heat is one of the biggest challenges we face in meeting our climate targets.
This consultation sets out proposals for:
Interaction with the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) schemes:
In the March 2020 budget, the government announced:
Alongside this consultation government has also published:
This consultation closes on 7 July 2020.
The government has launched a consultation in order to gather views on its proposals to expand the dormant assets scheme to include new financial assets.
The public consultation follows two industry-led reports, which made a series of recommendations on broadening the current scheme beyond bank and building society accounts to include assets from the insurance and pensions, investment and wealth management, and securities sectors.
Having considered industry’s recommendations, the government is now inviting input on the detailed proposals to expand the scheme. They are particularly interested in hearing views from potential participants, consumer groups, regulators, and interested individuals.
This consultation closes on 16 July 2020.
Government is seeking views on bringing forward the end to the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans from 2040 to 2035, or earlier if a faster transition appears feasible.
They are asking for views on:
This consultation closes on 31 July 2020.
The government states: “Good regulation is essential to successful business. The government strives to achieve the right regulatory balance between supporting excellent business practice and protecting workers, consumers and the environment.
“The Reforming Regulation Initiative is an invitation to businesses and the public to help government ensure that regulation is sensible and proportionate. We’re particularly interested in the needs of small businesses.
“Please let us know how we could improve the system of UK regulation by responding to this short consultation.
“Please note that this is about improving the system rather than changing regulatory decisions about individual cases. If you want to challenge a decision about a case, you can get details of how to appeal from the relevant regulator’s website.”
This consultation closes on 11 June 2020.
This call for evidence is asking for information and views on 3 areas of the ‘Future of transport regulatory review’. The 3 areas are:
Questions cover a number of areas including:
The ‘Future of transport regulatory review’ was first announced in March 2019 as part of the Future of mobility: urban strategy.
This consultation closes on 3 July 2020.
Prepared by Andy Dean, Assistant Director at the Rural Services Network
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