Research and analysis

Regulatory Policy Committee: published opinions since May 2015

Published 24 May 2016
Department or regulator Proposal RPC opinion Stage
Cabinet Office EU Procurement Directive on Utilities Contracts Green Final
Cabinet Office EU Procurement Directive on Concession Contracts Green Final
Cabinet Office Charity Commission powers and trustee disqualification* Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Trade Union Bill Red/Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy UK implementation of the EU Damages Directive (2014/104/EU) Green Consultation
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy UKCS Environmental Regulations - Retrospective Fee Scheme Legislation Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Tackling intimidation of non-striking workers Red Consultation
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Hiring agency staff during strike action Red Consultation
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Ballot thresholds in important public services Red Consultation
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Compulsory Stocking Obligations on Refiners and Non-Refiners in the UK Green Consultation
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Simplifying the law of groundless threats of patent, trade mark and design right infringement Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Define protected areas under section 4B of the Petroleum Act 1998 (fracking)* Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Preventing misuse of the term ‘apprenticeships’ in relation to unauthorised training Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Preventing misuse of the term ‘apprenticeships’ in relation to unauthorised training Green Consultation
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Transfer of consenting powers for onshore wind generating stations to local authorities. Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy UK implementation of the EU Directive on statutory audits Green Consultation
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Extension of the Business Impact Target Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Simplification and expansion of the Primary Authority scheme Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Remake of the Accounting standards (Prescribed Bodies) (United States of America and Japan) Regulations 2012 Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Remake of the Accounting standards (Prescribed Bodies) (United States of America and Japan) Regulations 2012 Green Consultation
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Company filing requirements for corporate entities other than companies Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Procedure for resolving disputes about the registered offices that companies state on the public register of companies Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) Rules 2015 Red/Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Reforming the regulatory framework for employment agencies and employment businesses: 2nd Consultation Green Consultation
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Company registration: director disputes procedure Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy PSC register - protection regime Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Providing a route for redress for individuals on zero hours contracts who suffer detriment due to taking a second job Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Repeal of section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988: revised transitional arrangements and related legislative changes Green Consultation
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy PSC register - fees Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Unified Patent Court Agreement: Exceptions to Infringement Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Extending competitive tendering in the GB transmission network Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Challenging ‘grossly unfair’ terms and practices Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online use in the internal market Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy *Increases in national minimum wage rates – 2015 Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Energy Bill – Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) Measures Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Enforcement of Posted Workers Directive Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Fast and reliable switching and Half-hourly electricity settlement power(s) Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Reforms to Ofgem Enforcement Powers Green Consultation
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Amendment to the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015 - introducing a national living wage Red/Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Increased NMW financial penalty calculation – 2016 Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Growth Duty Green Consultation
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Legislation to require energy suppliers to provide key personal information on consumer bills in a machine readable format* Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Employment Tribunal Postponement Procedures Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Partial IP authorisation Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Pyrotechnics Directive (NLF Directive) Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Trust and Transparency: Prohibition of Corporate Directors with exceptions and change to the application of directors duties to shadow directors Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Transparency and Trust: Abolition of Bearer share Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Reforms to the process by which SoS and official receivers requires information on director behaviour Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Transparency and Trust: People with Significant Control (PSC) register Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy check and confirm - companies Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Pubs Statutory Code and Adjudicator Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Removal of the SoS from Competent Authority provisions in Insolvency Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Enabling Liquidators and Administrators to assign to third parties certain rights of action that only they can bring under the Insolvency Act 1986 and to extend the right to bring fraudulent and wrongful trading actions to an administrator. Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Insolvency Red Tape Challenge Package (April 15 measures)* Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Cape Town Convention - repossession of aircraft from insolvent companies Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Insolvency Practitioner Fees upfront estimates Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Insolvency Red Tape Challenge Package (October 16 measures) Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Alternative Dispute Resolution Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Unified Patent Court implementation - changes relating to the unitary patent Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Consumer Rights Act: Goods Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Unified Patent Court implementation - jurisdictional changes Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Consumer Rights Act: Consumer Law Enforcement Powers Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Consumer Rights Bill: Unfair Contract Terms Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Amendment to Outer Space Act 1986 (introduce upper limit on liability of licenced UK space operators. Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Consumer Rights Bill: Services Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Consumer Rights Act: Digital Content Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Consumer Rights Act: Private Actions and the CMA Redress power Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Clarifying the process for the appointment of an administrator by a company or director Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Reforms to DROs and increase to creditor to creditor petition debt limits Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Maximising Economic Recovery of Offshore UK Petroleum: Strategy Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Continuity of essential supplies to insolvent businesses Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Changes to the Conduct Regulations Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Public Transport Ticketing Schemes Block Exemption Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Technical changes to IP regulations and the appointment of an administrator* Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Alternative student finance Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy New powers to enter and inspect HE providers Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy HE Information Sharing and Data Transparency Duties Red/Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Introducing registration fees for Office for Students Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Teaching Excellence Framework Red/Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Entry into the higher education sector and single entry gateway Red/Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Deregulating Higher Education Corporations and simplifying the Privy Council Approval process Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Student protection in the event of closure of HE course, discipline, campus or provider Red/Green Consultation
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Amendment to the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2016 - increase in national minimum wage rates Red/Red Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Notices of auditors leaving office - simplification for companies and auditor Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Amendment to Employment Tribunal Act 1996 Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Pressure Equipment (amendment) regulations 2015 Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Bankruptcy and insolvency fees increase order 2015/16 Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Reform to the process by which the SoS and Official Receiver request information on directors’ behaviour Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Requirement for higher education providers to subscribe to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education Green Final
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Insolvency practitioner regulatory regime Green Final
Department for Communities and Local Government Helping Home Businesses - Amendment to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Green Final
Department for Communities and Local Government Permitted development rights for the change of use of offices, light industrial buildings and laundrettes Red/Green Final
Department for Communities and Local Government Technical Improvements to Compulsory Purchase Powers Green Final
Department for Communities and Local Government Reducing planning regulations to support housing, high streets and growth Green Final
Department for Communities and Local Government Transparency of Letting Agents Fees Green Final
Department for Communities and Local Government Serving of Section 21 Eviction Notices – Deregulation Act 2015 Red Final
Department for Communities and Local Government The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 (Electronic Communications) Order 2015 Red/Green Final
Department for Communities and Local Government Amendment to permitted development rights for drilling boreholes for petroleum exploration site investigation and monitoring Green Final
Department for Culture, Media and Sport Extension to local Digital Radio multiplex Licences 2015 Green Final
Department for Culture, Media and Sport Extension to National and Local Analogue Radio Licences Green Final
Department for Culture, Media and Sport Incidental Non Commercial private Society, Work and Residents Lotteries: Lifting Restrictions Green Final
Department for Education Paediatric First Aid (PFA) in early years provision Green Consultation
Department for Education Registration of Social Work Providers Green Final
Department for Education Child Safety Register Green Final
Department for Education The Education (Non-Maintained Special Schools) (England) Regulations 2015 Green Final
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Introduction of a statutory notification scheme for imported firewood into England and Scotland Green Final
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs New Authorisations for water abstraction Green Consultation
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Addition of Flood Defence Consents regime to the Environmental Permitting regime Green Final
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Petrol vapour recovery - Environmental Permitting Regulations (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. ?) Regulations 2015 Green Final
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Designation of the second tranche of Marine Conservation Zones Green Final
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus notifications Green Final
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Marine Licensing (Delegation of Functions)[(Amendment)] Order 2015 Green Final
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Amendment to Part I Schedule 8 of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 as regards its application in England - End of Tenancy Compensation for Improvements Green Final
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs The Agriculture (Model Clauses for Fixed Equipment) (England) Regulations 2015 Green Final
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs reform of the farm animal welfare codes Green Final
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Transitional National Plan Green Final
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Amendments to environmental permitting guidance on waste incineration (small waste oil burners) Red/Green Final
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Plastic Carrier Bags Charge Green Final
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Welfare of animals at time of killing (WATOK) Green Final
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Consolidate bottled drinking water regulations and transpose EU rules on radon monitoring Green Final
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs The Unauthorised Deposit of Waste (Fixed Penalties) Regulations 2016 Green Final
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Options to increase the chance of achieving Officially TB Free (OTF) status for the TB Low Risk Area Green Final
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Amendments to the producer responsibility regime Red/Green Final
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Introduction of measures against the introduction of Epitrix on potatoes imported from Spain Green Final
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Update of statutory notification scheme in the Plant Health (England) Order 2015 to include imports of Prunus planting material Green Final
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs The Hazardous Waste (England and Wales)(Amendment) Regulations 2016 Green Final
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs The Agriculture (Calculation of Value of Compensation) (Revocation)(england) Regulations 2015 Green Final
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Implementing the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Green Final
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales)(Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2015 (Four Enforcement Activities related to Waste Crime) Red/Green Final
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Private water storage and supply Green Final
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Introducing retail competition in the water sector* Green Final
Department for Transport Abolition of the Vehicle Identity Check Red/Green Final
Department for Transport Merchant Shipping (Code of Safe Working Practices) (Amendments and Revocation) Regulations 2015 Green Final
Department for Transport Increasing the rate of Payments in Lieu of Training (PILOT) under the tonnage tax in line with inflation Green Final
Department for Transport The Hovercraft Code Green Final
Department for Transport Changes to the Public Service Vehicles (Conduct if Drivers, Inspectors and Passengers) Regulations 1990 Green Final
Department for Transport EU Regulation 165/2014 on tachographs Green Final
Department for Transport The Train Driving Licences and certificates(Amendment) Regulations 2015 Green Final
Department for Transport Merchant Shipping (standards of training, certificaiton and watchkeeping) and (alcohol) Regulations 2015 Green Final
Department for Transport The Railways (Interoperability) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Red/Green Final
Department for Work and Pensions Banning commission in occupational pension schemes used for automatic enrolment Green Final
Department for Work and Pensions A ‘risk warning’ provision for members of occupational pension (trust-based) schemes Green Final
Department for Work and Pensions Amendments to the Occupational Pension Schemes (Requirement to Obtain Audited Accounts and a Statement from the Auditor) Regulations 1996 Red/Green Final
Department for Work and Pensions The Pensions Act 2014 Contributions Equivalent Premium Order 2016 Red/Green Final
Department for Work and Pensions Amendments to The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Automatic Enrolment) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 that provide exceptions to the automatic enrolment employer duties Green Final
Department for Work and Pensions Amendment to Employers’ Duties (Registration and Compliance) Regulations 2010 Green Final
Department for Work and Pensions Amendment to The Employers’ Duties (Implementation) Regulations 2010 Green Final
Department for Work and Pensions Abolition of short service refunds Green Final
Department of Health General Dental Council (GDC) Case Examiner S60 Order Green Final
Department of Health CQC Fee Raising Powers Green Consultation
Department of Health CQC Fee Raising Powers Green Final
Department of Health Amendments to the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 to widen access to naloxone for use in an emergency Green Final
Department of Health Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) Green Final
Department of Health Standardised packaging of tobacco products Green Final
Department of Health Nicotine Inhaling Products Green Final
Government Equalities Office Gender pay gap reporting Red/Green Consultation
Government Equalities Office Section 78: Gender pay gap reporting Green Consultation
Health and Safety Executive Exemption from Section 3(2) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 for self-employed persons whose work activities pose no risk of harm to others. Green Final
Health and Safety Executive the transposition of the Seveso III Directive into UK Law through the COMAH Regulations 2015 Green Final
Health and Safety Executive The Offshore Installation (Offshore Safety Directive (Safety Case etc.) Regulations 2015 Green Final
HM Treasury Late payment of insurance claims Green Final
HM Treasury Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities Directive Red/Green Final
HM Treasury Transparency Directive Green Final
HM Treasury Implementation of the European Long Term Investment Funds Regulation Green Final
HM Treasury EU Payments Accounts Directive Green Consultation
HM Treasury EU Payments Accounts Directive Green Final
HM Treasury Immigration Bill: tackling existing current accounts held by illegal migrants Red/Green Final
HM Treasury Interchange Fee Regulation Green Final
HM Treasury Senior managers and certification regime: extension to foreign branches Green Final
HM Treasury Removing buy-to-let broking from within the scope of credit broking Green Final
HM Treasury Help to Match SMEs Rejected for Finance with Alternative Lenders Green Final
HM Treasury Cheque Imaging Green Final
HM Treasury Insurance contract law: updating the Marine Insurance Act 1906 Green Final
HM Treasury Independent Complaints Commission Green Final
HM Treasury SME Credit Data Green Final
Home Office Modern Slavery Act - Transparency in Supply Chains Green Final
Home Office Amendment to the Serious Crime Bill to create the power for a court to compel mobile phone operators to disconnect illegal mobile phones in prison Green Final
Home Office Creation of a general ban on new psychoactive substances in the UK Green/Green Final
Home Office 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 Green Final
Home Office Late Night Refreshment - Reducing the burdens of the Licensing Act 2003 Green Final
Home Office Riot Compensation Bill Green Final
Home Office Alcohol licensing - Increase in Temporary Event Notice limit Green Final
Home Office Right to Rent Scheme (landlord checks) Green Final
Home Office Summary Reviews and arrangements for interim steps under the Licensing Act 2003 Green Final
Home Office Investigatory Powers Bill: Communications Data Red/Green Final
Home Office Investigatory Powers Bill: Equipment Interference Red/Green Final
Home Office Investigatory Powers Bill: Interception Red/Green Final
Home Office Investigatory Powers Bill: Overarching Impact Assessment Red/Green Final
Insolvency Service Revision of Statement of Practice 16 in light of changes to pre-pack administration Red/Green Final
Maritime and Coastguard Agency High Speed Offshore Service Craft Green Final
Ministry of Justice Enabling Digital by Default Green Consultation
Ministry of Justice Third Parties (Rights against Insurers Act) 2010 Green Final
Ministry of Justice Claims management regulation - cutting the costs for consumers of financial claims Red/Green Consultation
Ministry of Justice Cost protection in defamation and privacy claims Green Final
Ministry of Justice Amendment to The Blood Tests (Evidence of Paternity) Regulations 2015 Green Final
National Measurement and Regulation Office Change in the approach to the submission of due diligence submissions under the EU Timber Regulation Green Final
National Measurement and Regulation Office Updated guidance in relation to the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive Green Final
National Measurement and Regulation Office Change in the approach to business improvement plans under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment recycling (WEEE) & Battery Take-back Regulations Green Final
Veterinary Medicines Directorate Review of approach to issuing animal test certificates for veterinary medicines Green Final