Active Consultations

Welsh Government: Planning Policy

The Welsh Government have launched a consultation on the 10th Edition of their Planning Policy Wales. The new edition has been restructured to include policy themes around well-being goals as set out in the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.

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Scottish Parliament: Proposed Protection of Workers Bill

Daniel Johnson MSP has proposed a Bill which would increase the protection of workers in the retail sector, particularly those applying or enforcing an age-restriction in relation to the sale or supply of goods or services.

He has invited views on the Bill before it is considered for introduction into the Scottish Parliament.

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CMA: Co-Op/Nisa Merger

The Competition and Markets Authority is inviting comments to inform its Phase 1 investigation into the merger of the Co-operative Group and Nisa Retail.

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House of Commons BEIS Committee: Small Businesses and Productivity

The House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee have launched a written call for evidence to inform its inquiry into small businesses and productivity. The inquiry will look at what the Government can do to help small businesses improve their productivity, particularly through access to management training, the latest best business practices, and information on the availability of financial support.

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House of Commons Treasury Committee: SME Finance

The House of Commons Treasury Committee has launched a written call for evidence to inform its inquiry into SME finance. The inquiry will consider the extent of competition in the market, the various sources of funding available to small businesses, including crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending, and whether the current regulatory framework provides appropriate protection to SMEs when they borrow money, taking into account the lessons to be learned from RBS’ Global Restructuring Group (GRG).

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HMRC: Tackling the Hidden Economy (Public Sector Licensing)

HMRC have launched a consultation which proposes to introduce ‘conditionality’ measures to tackle the hidden economy This would make compliance with certain tax obligations a condition of holding some licences, and introduce checks on applicants’ tax-registration status as part of licensing processes.

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Mayor of London: Draft London Plan

The Mayor of London has launched a consultation on the new draft London Plan. The draft London Plan covers a wide range of areas including: planning, economy, and transport.

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