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  1. Assessing risk of harm to children and parents in private law children cases

    A public call for evidence on how the family courts protect children and parents in private law children cases concerning domestic abuse and other serious offences.

  2. Updating the UK marine strategy part one (2019)

    Seeking views on our updated UK marine strategy and the targets to achieve or maintain Good Environmental Status (GES) in UK seas.

  3. Aviation 2050 — the future of UK aviation

    Seeks views on government's long term vision for aviation to 2050.

  4. Proposed fire and rescue services inspection programme and framework 2020/21

    Provides details of our proposed inspections of fire and rescue services for 2020/21.

  5. Legal Framework: Troubles-related incident Victims Payment Scheme

    A legal framework for a Troubles-related incident Victims Payment Scheme

  6. Second consultation on the review of standards for older passenger ships

    This is the second consultation on implementation of the review of Domestic Passenger Vessels “Grandfather Rights”.

  7. Social security and separated parents

    This call for evidence seeks views on the financial position of separated parents and the social security system.

  8. Introduction of green number plates for ultra low emission vehicles

    Proposals for introducing green number plates for ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs).

  9. Proposals for the reform of the annual canvass

    Consultation on the detailed proposals for the modernisation of the annual canvass in England, Scotland and Wales.

  10. Regulating Performance Table Qualifications

    Consultation on Ofqual’s approach to regulating the Technical Award qualifications listed on school and college performance tables by the Department for Education

  11. Environmental permitting: standard rules consultation no 20

    We’re seeking views on standard rules sets for biowaste treatment.

  12. Environmental permitting: standard rules consultation no 21

    We’re seeking views on 3 new standard rules sets and revisions to existing standard rules sets.

  13. Proposed merger of West Midlands pension funds

    We are consulting on a proposal to merge 2 local government pension scheme funds - the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority Pension Fund and West Midlands Pension Fund.

  14. Consultation on the carcinogens and mutagens regulations 2007

    This consultation seeks views on the amendment to the merchant shipping and fishing vessel health and safety at work carcinogens and mutagens regulations 2007.

  15. The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (General Levy) review 2019

    A consultation on the options to increase the levy rates which recover funding provided by DWP to 3 arm's legth bodies in respect of pension protection and guidance.

  16. Draft legislation: The Value Added Tax (Refund of Tax) Order 2019

    We are seeking views on draft legislation that allows 4 named public bodies to obtain refunds of VAT incurred in the course of their non-business activities.

  17. Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014: proposed amendments

    We're seeking views on proposals to amend the regulations to ensure consistency with Energy Efficiency Directive requirements, and to extend their provisions to all heat meters for consumers on heat networks.

  18. Widening eligibility for renewable electricity cost relief schemes

    We're seeking views on whether to widen eligibility for energy intensive industries for exemption from the indirect costs of the renewable electricity support schemes.

  19. Draft legislation: The Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. X) Regulations 2020.

    We are seeking views on draft regulations that will enable employers and testimonial committees to report and pay Class 1A National Insurance contributions on termination awards and sporting testimonials in real time.

  20. Biodiversity net gain: updating planning requirements

    Seeking views on how we can improve the planning system in England to protect the environment (biodiversity net gain) and build places to live and work.