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Green and amber rated impact assessment opinions

Impact assessment opinions based on external, independent scrutiny of new regulation by the Regulatory Policy Committee.

Regulatory proposals are accompanied by an impact assessment (IA), which assesses and estimates the likely costs and benefits, as well as presenting the associated risks, of a regulatory proposal that has an impact on business, civil society organisations, the public sector or individuals. Following scrutiny of an IA the RPC provides an opinion on the quality of analysis and evidence presented in the IA. This opinion then informs the decisions of ministers as to whether or not they should proceed with the proposal.

Guidance on the issues the RPC considers when scrutinising an IA can be found here.

The opinions published here relate to both consultation and final stage IAs for proposals which have been taken forward by government. These relate to the IAs as received by the RPC, prior to any changes made in response to the comments made in the opinions. Green IAs are considered to be ‘fit for purpose’. Amber rated IAs are considered to be ‘fit for purpose’ on the condition that changes are made to the IA to respond to the concerns raised in the opinion.

An opinion which includes significant concerns would result in the IA being rated as ‘not fit for purpose’. For IAs that were rated ‘not fit for purpose’ see Red rated impact assessment opinions

The opinions have been published in batches. The batches, by date, are available below:

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

  1. Impact assessment opinion: Amendment to the National Minimum Wage regulations 2014 - increase in NMW rates

    • Research and analysis
  2. Impact assessment opinion: Banning exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts in the UK

    • Research and analysis
  3. Impact assessment opinion: Orphan Works (Final stage)

    • Research and analysis
  4. Impact assessment opinion: Audit exemptions

    • Research and analysis
  5. Impact assessment: Unified Patent Court implementation: Alignment of exceptions to infringement

    • Research and analysis
  6. Impact assessment opinion: Codes of Conduct

    • Research and analysis
  7. Impact assessment opinion: Extending Copyright Exceptions for Educational Use

    • Research and analysis
  8. Impact assessment opinion: Exception for copying of works for use by text and data analytics

    • Research and analysis
  9. Impact assessment opinion: Extend exception for copying for research and private study

    • Research and analysis
  10. Impact assessment opinion: Copyright exception For Parody

    • Research and analysis
  11. Impact assessment opinion: Experimental use and Bolar exception

    • Research and analysis
  12. Impact assessment opinion: Company Filing Requirements

    • Research and analysis
  13. Impact assessment opinion: The extension of the Primary Authority scheme to cover the age restricted sale of alcohol and fire safety regulations

    • Research and analysis
  14. Impact assessment opinion: Orphan Works

    • Research and analysis
  15. Impact assessment opinion: Exception for use of quotations or extracts of copyright works

    • Research and analysis
  16. Impact assessment opinion: Copyright Exception for Private Copying

    • Research and analysis
  17. Impact assessment opinion: Use of works for public administration and reporting

    • Research and analysis
  18. Impact assessment opinion: Copyright exceptions for disabled people

    • Research and analysis
  19. Impact assessment opinion: Copyright exception for archiving and preservation

    • Research and analysis
  20. Impact assessment opinion: Consumer redress for misleading and aggressive commercial practices

    • Research and analysis
  21. Impact assessment opinion: Pubs statutory code and adjudicator

    • Research and analysis
  22. Impact assessment opinion: Consumer Landscape Review: Transfer of consumer enforcement powers

    • Research and analysis
  23. Impact assessment opinion: Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2013

    • Research and analysis
  24. Impact assessment opinion: Transparency & Trust: Company directors and opacity of corporate control

    • Research and analysis
  25. Impact assessment opinion: Prohibiting Bearer Shares in UK companies

    • Research and analysis
  26. Impact assessment opinion: Enhanced Transparency of Company Beneficial Ownership

    • Research and analysis
  27. Impact assessment opinion: Small Business Appeals champion

    • Research and analysis
  28. Impact assessment opinion: Alternative Dispute Resolution

    • Research and analysis
  29. Impact assessment opinion: Insolvency Practitioner fee regime

    • Research and analysis
  30. Impact assessment opinion: Early Conciliation

    • Research and analysis
  31. Impact assessment opinion: Updating labelling requirements in the Aerosol Dispensers Regulations (EU Directive 2013/10/EU)

    • Research and analysis
  32. Impact assessment opinion: collective redundancy consultation

    • Research and analysis
  33. Impact assessment opinion: zero hours contracts

    • Research and analysis
  34. Impact assessment opinion: improved transparency of executive remuneration reporting

    • Research and analysis
  35. Impact assessment opinion: Consumer Bill of Rights: supply of goods

    • Research and analysis
  36. Impact assessment opinion: review of the "Outer Space Act (1986)"

    • Research and analysis
  37. Impact assessment opinion: strengthening regulatory objectives and oversight of insolvency practitioners

    • Research and analysis
  38. Impact assessment opinion: the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights

    • Research and analysis
  39. Impact assessment opinion: amendment of design ownership provisions

    • Research and analysis
  40. Impact assessment opinion: amending the appeal route for design decisions of the Intellectual Property Office

    • Research and analysis
  41. Impact assessment opinion: implementation of the EU Consumer Rights Directive

    • Research and analysis
  42. Impact assessment opinion: joining the Hague agreement on designs

    • Research and analysis
  43. Impact assessment opinion: revision of scope of design protection

    • Research and analysis
  44. Impact assessment opinion: consumer redress for misleading and aggressive commercial practices

    • Research and analysis
  45. Impact assessment opinion: inspection of documents

    • Research and analysis
  46. Impact assessment opinion: waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) system (final stage)

    • Research and analysis
  47. Impact assessment opinion: waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) system (consultation stage)

    • Research and analysis
  48. Impact assessment opinion: recast Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) (final stage)

    • Research and analysis
  49. Impact assessment opinion: recast Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) (consultation stage)

    • Research and analysis
  50. Impact assessment opinion: free trade agreement between the EU and signatory countries of the Andean community (Columbia and Peru)

    • Research and analysis
  51. Impact assessment opinion: consumer credit regulatory framework

    • Research and analysis
  52. Impact assessment opinion: minimum wage regulations

    • Research and analysis
  53. Impact assessment opinion: competition and regulatory appeals

    • Research and analysis
  54. Impact assessment opinion: deliberate infringement of designs

    • Research and analysis
  55. Impact assessment opinion: work sharing with international partners

    • Research and analysis
  56. Impact assessment opinion: Consumer Bill of Rights

    • Research and analysis
  57. Impact assessment opinion: Consumer Bill of Rights

    • Research and analysis
  58. Impact assessment opinion: pubs statutory code and adjudicator

    • Research and analysis
  59. Impact assessment opinion: proposals on unfair contract terms

    • Research and analysis
  60. Implementing a landline duty: Consumer Bill of Rights services

    • Research and analysis
  61. Impact assessment opinion: supply of digital content

    • Research and analysis
  62. Impact assessment opinion: expansion of the patent opinion service

    • Research and analysis
  63. Impact assessment opinion: designs opinion service

    • Research and analysis
  64. Impact assessment opinion: consumer credit framework

    • Research and analysis
  65. Impact assessment opinion: Zero Hours contracts exclusivity clauses

    • Research and analysis
  66. Impact assessment opinion: Recruitment Sector Advertising

    • Research and analysis
  67. Impact assessment opinion: revision of scheme for construction contracts

    • Research and analysis
  68. Impact assessment opinion: Resolving workplace disputes

    • Research and analysis
  69. Impact assessment opinion: Insolvency Practitioner fees- up front estimates

    • Research and analysis
  70. Impact assessment opinion: Shared Parental Leave

    • Research and analysis

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

  1. Impact assessment opinion: Implementation of the Wood Review proposals for UK offshore oil and gas regulation

    • Research and analysis
  2. Impact assessment opinion: Revision of fees for s.37 Electricity Act 1989 applications

    • Research and analysis
  3. Impact assessment opinion: Power to require suppliers to provide key information to customers in a form that allows smartphones to read and use it

    • Research and analysis
  4. Impact assessment opinion: Amendment to electric lines threshold in the Planning Act 2008

    • Research and analysis
  5. Impact assessment opinion: Energy supply company administration rules

    • Research and analysis
  6. Impact assessment opinion:Future management of the compulsory stockholding obligation in the UK

    • Research and analysis
  7. Impact assessment opinion: Community right to buy into renewable electricity developments

    • Research and analysis
  8. Impact assessment opinion: Private Rented Sector Regulations

    • Research and analysis
  9. Impact assessment opinion: Legislation to require energy suppliers to provide key, personal information on consumer’s bill in a machine readable format

    • Research and analysis
  10. Impact assessment opinion: metering requirements for heating, cooling and hot water networks

    • Research and analysis
  11. Impact assessment opinion: smart meter roll-out for the domestic and small and medium non-domestic sectors

    • Research and analysis
  12. Impact assessment opinion: updating the Electricity Act "necessary" wayleaves process for overhead lines

    • Research and analysis
  13. Impact assessment opinion: energy efficiency directive

    • Research and analysis
  14. Impact assessment opinion: gas and electricity licences

    • Research and analysis
  15. Impact assessment opinion: amendments to Planning Act 2008

    • Research and analysis
  16. Impact assessment opinion: Ofgem powers

    • Research and analysis
  17. Impact assessment opinion: smartphone information

    • Research and analysis
  18. Impact assessment opinion: consumer tariff amendments

    • Research and analysis
  19. Impact assessment opinion: cost recovery for oil and gas consents

    • Research and analysis
  20. Impact assessment opinion: Electricity Act 1989, section 37

    • Research and analysis
  21. Impact assessment opinion: amending nuclear decommissioning regulations

    • Research and analysis
  22. Impact assessment opinion: compulsory stockholding obligation

    • Research and analysis
  23. Impact assessment opinion: Future of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO)

    • Research and analysis
  24. Impact assessment opinion: Underground Access Rights clauses in 2014 Infrastructure Bill – impact on oil and gas activities

    • Research and analysis
  25. Impact assessment opinion: Underground Access Rights clauses in 2014 Infrastructure Bill – impact on deep geothermal activities

    • Research and analysis
  26. Impact assessment opinion: Legislation to require energy suppliers to provide key, personal information on consumers bills in a machine readable format

    • Research and analysis
  27. Impact assessment opinion: Petroleum Model Clauses (Amendment) Order 2014

    • Research and analysis
  28. Impact assessment opinion: The Private Rented Sector Regulations

    • Research and analysis

Department for Transport (DFT)

  1. Impact assessment opinion: Railway matters and regulation - HS2 Hybrid Bill

    • Research and analysis
  2. Impact assessment opinion: Rights of Entry - HS2 Hybrid Bill

    • Research and analysis
  3. Impact assessment opinion: Changes to bus service registration requirements to improve competition in the bus market

    • Research and analysis
  4. Impact assessment opinion: Agricultural or Forestry Tractors Exhaust Emissions - Extended Flexibility Scheme Amendment

    • Research and analysis
  5. Impact assessment opinion: Agricultural or Forestry Tractors Exhaust Emissions - "Vineyard" tractor Derogation amendment

    • Research and analysis
  6. Impact assessment opinion: Consequential amendments to the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 to complete UK Ratification of the 2002 Athens Protocol relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their luggage by sea

    • Research and analysis
  7. Impact assessment opinion: Merchant Shipping(Maritime Labour Convention)(Crew Accommodation) Regulations

    • Research and analysis
  8. Impact assessment opinion: Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention)(Food and catering) Regulations

    • Research and analysis
  9. Impact assessment opinion: Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention)(Seafarer Employment Agreements) Regulations

    • Research and analysis
  10. Impact assessment opinion:Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention)(Medical Care) Regulations

    • Research and analysis
  11. Impact assessment opinion: Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention)(Seafarers' Wages) Regulations ("the 2013 Regulations")

    • Research and analysis
  12. Impact assessment opinion: Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Recruitment & Placement) Regulations

    • Research and analysis
  13. Impact assessment opinion: Merchant Shipping (International Safety Management (ISM) Code) Regulations 2013

    • Research and analysis
  14. Impact assessment opinion: Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention)(Repatriation) Regulations

    • Research and analysis
  15. Impact assessment opinion:Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Recruitment & Placement) Regulations 2014

    • Research and analysis
  16. Impact assessment opinion:Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention)(Shipowner Liability) Regulations (the "2013 Regulations")

    • Research and analysis
  17. Impact assessment opinion: Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention)(Survey and Certification) Regulations ("the proposed Regulations")

    • Research and analysis
  18. Impact assessment opinion: Ports of Glasgow (Clyde) Great Yarmouth, Rosyth and Tyne ("the Listed Ports)

    • Research and analysis
  19. Impact assessment opinion: The ports of, Clyde (Glasgow), Falmouth, Hull, Goole, Immingham and Grimsby, Liverpool, the Manchester Ship Canal, Newhaven, Southampton, Sullom Voe and Swansea (“the Listed Ports)

    • Research and analysis
  20. Preventing air pollution from shipping (EU directive 2012/33/EU)

    • Impact assessment
  21. Impact assessment opinion: Impact Assessment for the Ports of: Barrow, Cardiff, Cromarty Firth, Fowey, Oban, Peterhead, Plymouth, Shoreham and Troon (“the Listed Ports")

    • Research and analysis
  22. Impact assessment opinion: Impact Assessment for the Ports of: Belfast, Felixstowe/Harwich, Ipswich, Medway and Thames (“the Listed Ports")

    • Research and analysis
  23. Impact assessment opinion: Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Hours of Work)(Amendment) Regulations (“the 2013 Regulations”)

    • Research and analysis
  24. Impact assessment opinion: motor fuel composition and content regulations

    • Research and analysis
  25. Impact assessment opinion: 'Free-Flow' road user charging at the Dartford-Thurrock river crossing

    • Research and analysis
  26. Impact assessment opinion: motor fuel composition and content regulations - extension of petrol protection grade requirement

    • Research and analysis
  27. Impact assessment opinion: night flying restrictions at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stanstead airports

    • Research and analysis
  28. Impact assessment opinion: merchant shipping regulations

    • Research and analysis
  29. Impact assessment opinion: vehicles used for driving tests

    • Research and analysis
  30. Impact assessment opinion: enhancement of listed ports

    • Research and analysis
  31. Impact assessment opinion: bus passenger rights

    • Research and analysis
  32. Impact assessment opinion: proposals for driver training

    • Research and analysis
  33. Impact assessment opinion: Maritime Labour Convention amendments

    • Research and analysis
  34. Impact assessment opinion: maintaining railway vehicles

    • Research and analysis
  35. Impact assessment opinion: chrysotile asbestos

    • Research and analysis
  36. Impact assessment opinion: Return of insurance certificates

    • Research and analysis
  37. Impact assessment opinion: DVLA personalised registration services - amendment to the Retention of Registration Marks Regulations 1993 and Sale of Registration Marks Regulations 1995

    • Research and analysis
  38. Impact assessment opinion: Strategic Road Network and the Delivery of Sustainable Development

    • Research and analysis
  39. Impact assessment opinion: Vehicle drivers (certificates of professional competence) regulations 2007

    • Research and analysis
  40. Impact assessment opinion: Proposed routes for specific seafarer certification for operating work boats less than 5000 gross tons

    • Research and analysis
  41. Impact assessment opinion: Reforming the Air Travel Organisers' Licensing (ATOL) Scheme

    • Research and analysis
  42. Impact assessment opinion: Implementation of the Wreck Removal Convention Act 2011

    • Research and analysis
  43. Impact assessment opinion: V5C on demand

    • Research and analysis
  44. Impact assessment opinion: Vehicle Management - Electronic Vehicle Notifications

    • Research and analysis
  45. Impact assessment opinion: Merchant Shipping (Boatmasters' Qualifications, Crew and Hours of Work) Regulations 2014

    • Research and analysis
  46. Impact assessment opinion: Extension to maximum tachograph downloading period

    • Research and analysis
  47. Impact assessment opinion: Abolition of Counterpart

    • Research and analysis

Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

  1. Impact assessment opinion: Tackling Partial Not-Spots in Mobile Phone Coverage

    • Research and analysis
  2. Impact assessment opinion: The Equality Act 2010 (Equal Pay Audits) Regulations 2014

    • Research and analysis
  3. Impact assessment opinion: Gambling Act 2005 - triennial review of stake and prize limits

    • Research and analysis
  4. Impact assessment opinion: amendments to the Communications Act 2003 (electronic programme guides)

    • Research and analysis
  5. Impact assessment opinion: aligning licences

    • Research and analysis
  6. Impact assessment opinion: switching of bundled services

    • Research and analysis
  7. Impact assessment opinion: rated content on video on demand

    • Research and analysis
  8. Impact assessment opinion: spectrum management

    • Research and analysis
  9. Impact assessment opinion: cinema advertising

    • Research and analysis
  10. Impact assessment opinion: Video Recordings Act exemptions

    • Research and analysis
  11. Impact assessment opinion: Review of current funding restrictions for community radio

    • Research and analysis

Ministry of Justice

  1. Impact assessment opinion: Court Fees. Cost recovery.

    • Research and analysis
  2. Impact assessment opinion: court fees - costs recovery

    • Research and analysis
  3. Impact assessment opinion: improving the code of practice for victims of crime

    • Research and analysis
  4. Impact assessment opinion: reform of Judicial Review

    • Research and analysis
  5. Impact assessment opinion: enabling digital by default

    • Research and analysis
  6. Impact assessment opinion: mesothelioma claims

    • Research and analysis
  7. Impact assessment opinion: claims management rule review

    • Research and analysis
  8. Impact assessment opinion: victims of crime code of practice

    • Research and analysis
  9. Impact assessment opinion: transforming bailiff action

    • Research and analysis
  10. Impact assessment opinion: reform of soft tissue injury claims (whiplash)

    • Research and analysis

Home Office

  1. Impact assessment opinion: Communications Data Bill

    • Research and analysis
  2. Impact assessment opinion: ASB, Crime and Policing Bill: Community Protection Notice, Community Protection Orders and the Community Trigger

    • Research and analysis
  3. Impact assessment opinion: Licensing Act 2003: fees regulations

    • Research and analysis
  4. Impact assessment opinion: Review and changes to the Riot (Damages) Act 1886

    • Research and analysis
  5. Impact assessment opinion: Late Night Refreshment - Reducing the burdens of the Licensing Act 2003

    • Research and analysis
  6. Impact assessment opinion: Licensing Act 2003: proposals to reduce burdens of licensing on those who sell limited amounts of alcohol as part of a wider service (“ancillary sellers”) and for community sellers.

    • Research and analysis
  7. Impact assessment opinion: Temporary Event Notices (TENs): Reducing the burdens of the Licensing Act 2003

    • Research and analysis
  8. Impact assessment opinion: Migration permanent limit (tiers 1+2)

    • Research and analysis
  9. Impact assessment opinion: changes to the Poisons Act 1972, Poisons Rules 1982, Poisons list 1982 and associated amendments

    • Research and analysis
  10. Impact assessment opinion: marketing and use of explosives precursors

    • Research and analysis
  11. Impact assessment opinion: tackling Illegal immigration in privately rented accommodation

    • Research and analysis
  12. Impact assessment opinion: community protection orders

    • Research and analysis
  13. Impact assessment opinion: carriers’ liability penalty charge

    • Research and analysis
  14. Impact assessment opinion: carriers’ liability penalty charge

    • Research and analysis
  15. Impact assessment opinion: Scrap Metal Dealers Act

    • Research and analysis
  16. Impact assessment opinion: Reform of Vehicle Immobilisation

    • Research and analysis
  17. Impact assessment opinion: Alcohol Licensing Measures

    • Research and analysis
  18. Impact assessment opinion: Reform of the student immigration system (Tier 4)

    • Research and analysis

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

  1. Impact assessment opinion: Consolidation of pensions disclosure of information requirements

    • Research and analysis
  2. Impact assessment opinion: The Pensions Act 2011 (Transitional, Consequential and Supplementary Provisions) Regulations 2014

    • Research and analysis
  3. Impact assessment opinion: Introduction of permissive legislative framework for Defined Ambition pension schemes and removal of statutory indexation for existing Defined Benefit schemes

    • Research and analysis
  4. Impact assessment opinion: Child maintenance reforms: CSA case closure, introducing CMS

    • Research and analysis
  5. Impact assessment opinion: Minimum Governance Standards for DC workplace pensions, including the establishment of Independent Governance Committees for contact-based schemes

    • Research and analysis
  6. Impact assessment opinion: Pensions Act 2011 (transitional and consequential provisions) Regulations 2013

    • Research and analysis
  7. Impact assessment opinion: pension protection fund

    • Research and analysis
  8. Impact assessment opinion: The Employers' Duties (Implementation) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

    • Research and analysis
  9. Impact assessment opinion: Workplace Pension Reforms

    • Research and analysis
  10. Impact assessment opinion: Occupational pensions schemes employer debt regulations

    • Research and analysis
  11. Impact assessment opinion: Private pensions uprating

    • Research and analysis
  12. Impact assessment opinion: Lifting annual contribution limits and transfer restrictions on National Employment Savings Trust (NEST)

    • Research and analysis
  13. Impact assessment opinion: Workplace Pension Reform Secondary Legislation 2015 - Exceptions to the employer duty for Automatic Enrolment

    • Research and analysis
  14. Impact assessment opinion: Workplace Pension Reform Secondary Legislation 2015 – Alternative DB Quality Requirement

    • Research and analysis
  15. Impact assessment opinion: Workplace Pension Reform Secondary Legislation 2015 – changes to employer information requirements

    • Research and analysis

Health and Safety Executive

  1. Impact assessment opinion: Implementation of Directive 2013/30/EU on the safety of oil and gas operations and on updating UK oil and gas legislation

    • Research and analysis
  2. Impact assessment opinion: The Heavy Fuel Oil (Amendment) Regulations 2014 IA for amending COMAH 1999 to align the thresholds for Heavy Fuel Oil with those of Petroleum Products

    • Research and analysis
  3. Impact assessment opinion: Consultation on draft COMAH Regulations 2015 to implement the Seveso III Directive 2012/18/EU on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances, amending Council Directive 96/82/EC

    • Research and analysis
  4. Impact assessment opinion: exemption from health and safety law those self-employed whose work activities pose no potential risk of harm to others

    • Research and analysis
  5. Impact assessment opinion: amending COMAH 1999 to align the thresholds for heavy fuel oil with those of petroleum products

    • Research and analysis
  6. Impact assessment opinion: RIDDOR changes

    • Research and analysis
  7. Impact assessment opinion: revocation of construction regulations

    • Research and analysis
  8. Impact assessment opinion: prevention of sharp injuries

    • Research and analysis
  9. Impact assessment opinion: Impact assessment for the transposition of the Seveso III Directive into UK Law through the COMAH Regulations 2015

    • Research and analysis

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

  1. Impact assessment opinion: Compulsory Microchipping Of Dogs In England

    • Research and analysis
  2. Impact assessment opinion: Transfer of private water supply pipes to Water and Sewerage Company ownership (WaSCs)

    • Research and analysis
  3. Impact assessment opinion: Revision of Fees: Amendment of the Plant Health (Export Certification) (England) Order 2004 and the Plant Health (Export Certification) (Wales) Order 2006

    • Research and analysis
  4. Impact assessment opinion: Amendment to the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 - new schedule for Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs)

    • Research and analysis
  5. Impact assessment opinion: Impact Assessment of the Order to ban the sale of certain non-native

    • Research and analysis
  6. Impact assessment opinion: Public Bodies Reform Bill – Marine Management Organisation

    • Research and analysis
  7. Impact assessment opinion: Marine Licensing (Application Fees) Regulations 2013

    • Research and analysis
  8. Impact assessment opinion: The Transfrontier Shipment of Waste (Amendment) Regulations 2012

    • Research and analysis
  9. Impact assessment opinion: Deregulation and simplification of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (EPR)

    • Research and analysis
  10. Impact assessment opinion: Amendment to the Order made under the Import of Live Fish Act (ILFA) 1980

    • Research and analysis
  11. Impact assessment opinion: reform of the water abstraction regulation system

    • Research and analysis
  12. Impact assessment opinion: fees for exporting plants

    • Research and analysis
  13. Impact assessment opinion: nitrate pollution regulations

    • Research and analysis
  14. Impact assessment opinion: designation of Marine Conservation Zones

    • Research and analysis
  15. Impact assessment opinion: Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2013

    • Research and analysis
  16. Impact assessment opinion: simplification of the contaminated land regime

    • Research and analysis
  17. Impact assessment opinion: Abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board

    • Research and analysis
  18. Impact assessment opinion: Revision of Bulk Milk Tank Sampling/Testing Arrangements for Brucella abortus

    • Research and analysis

Department for Communities and Local Government

HM Treasury

  1. Impact assessment opinion: Speeding up cheque payments: legislating for cheque imaging

    • Research and analysis
  2. Impact assessment opinion: The implementation of the EU Mortgage Credit Directive

    • Research and analysis
  3. Impact assessment opinion: implementation of the EU Mortgage Credit Directive

    • Research and analysis
  4. Impact assessment opinion: special arrangements for insolvent payment systems and settlement systems

    • Research and analysis
  5. Impact assessment opinion: loss allocation rules for central counterparties

    • Research and analysis
  6. Impact assessment opinion: Alternative Investors Fund Managers Directive

    • Research and analysis
  7. Impact assessment opinion: Alternative Investors Fund Managers Directive (final stage)

    • Research and analysis
  8. Impact assessment opinion: Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill

    • Research and analysis
  9. Impact asssessment opinion: Early implementation measures of Amending Directive 2003/71/EC on the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading

    • Research and analysis
  10. Impact assessment opinion: Mutual Societies (Electronic Communications) Order

    • Research and analysis
  11. Impact assessment opinion: Fair and Effectives Markets Review: Benchmarks

    • Research and analysis
  12. Impact assessment opinion: The Implementation of the EU Mortgage Credit Directive - Final

    • Research and analysis
  13. Impact assessment opinion: Amendments to the Building Societies Act 1986, currently set out in Schedule 9 to the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill 2013

    • Research and analysis
  14. Impact assessment opinion: Banking Reform: draft pensions regulations

    • Research and analysis
  15. Impact assessment opinion: Transposition of Solvency II Directive (2009/138/EC) and Omnibus II

    • Research and analysis

Ministry of Defence (MoD)

Department of Health (DH)

  1. Impact assessment opinion: Falsified Medicines Directive 2011/62/EU

    • Research and analysis
  2. Impact assessment opinion: Standardised packaging of tobacco products

    • Research and analysis
  3. Impact assessment opinion: Duty of Candour on Providers

    • Research and analysis
  4. Impact assessment opinion: EU Directive on Patients rights in cross border healthcare

    • Research and analysis
  5. Impact assessment opinion: Review of CQC registration requirements

    • Research and analysis
  6. Impact assessment opinion: Fit and proper persons requirements for Directors

    • Research and analysis
  7. Impact assessment opinion: Health Protection (Ships and Aircraft) Regulations

    • Research and analysis
  8. Impact assessment opinion: responsible officers and explicit checking of language skills for doctors

    • Research and analysis
  9. Impact assessment opinion: professional liability cover

    • Research and analysis
  10. Impact assessment opinion: Fit and proper persons requirement for directors

    • Research and analysis
  11. Impact assessment opinion: Prohibition on the sale of tobacco from vending machines

    • Research and analysis
  12. Impact assessment opinion: Standardised packaging of tobacco products (Final)

    • Research and analysis
  13. Impact assessment opinion: Statutory Regulation of Non-Medical Public Health Specialists

    • Research and analysis
  14. Impact assessment opinion: The Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015

    • Research and analysis

Department for Education (DfE)

  1. Impact assessment opinion: Children’s Homes Quality Standards Regulatory Reform

    • Research and analysis
  2. Impact assessment opinion: Access to Intermediary Services by Descendants and Relatives of Adopted People

    • Research and analysis
  3. Impact assessment opinion: Amendments to the Early Years and General Childcare registers

    • Research and analysis
  4. Impact assessment opinion: The Management of Independent Schools: The Independent Educational Provision in England (Prohibition on Participation in Management) Regulations

    • Research and analysis
  5. Impact assessment opinion: New approval process for prospective adopters and legislation on referrals to the Adoption Register

    • Research and analysis
  6. Impact assessment opinion: Impact changes to Regulations and National Minimum Standards for Residential Family Centres

    • Research and analysis
  7. Impact assessment opinion: Amendments to Children's Homes Regulations 2001 (as Amended)

    • Research and analysis
  8. Impact assessment opinion: Raising the threshold for compulsory registration on the Early Years Register and General Childcare Register

    • Research and analysis
  9. Impact assessment opinion: Changes to fees and frequencies inspections of children's social care providers

    • Research and analysis
  10. Impact assessment opinion: Amendments to Children’s Homes Regulation 2001

    • Research and analysis
  11. Impact assessment opinion: Early Years Foundation Stage (Learning and Development Requirements) (Amendment) Order 2012

    • Research and analysis
  12. Impact assessment opinion: Children’s Homes Quality Standards Regulatory Reform - Final

    • Research and analysis

Food Standards Agency

All published 2012 opinions

This collection includes opinions relating to all departments as issued by the RPC in 2012.

Published 1 June 2013
Last updated 18 March 2015 + show all updates
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  9. Publication of additional 'Green' and 'Amber' rated RPC opinions on fit for purpose impact assessments.
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