Business regulation

Policy papers and consultations

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  1. Energy network codes review

    A joint government and Ofgem review of the codes which govern our energy system.

  2. Reforming the energy industry codes

    Government and Ofgem are seeking views on changes proposed to the energy codes governance framework.

  3. Modernising consumer markets: green paper

    We're seeking your views on how to ensure that our regulatory, competition and enforcement regimes are suitable for the modern economy and the modern consumer.

  4. Statutory audit services: initial consultation on the Competition and Markets Authority recommendations

    We're seeking views on the Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA) proposed reforms to the statutory audit market.

  5. Government's strategic steer to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)

    Government issues a non-binding strategic steer to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for each Parliament.

  6. Furniture and furnishings fire safety regulations: proposed changes (2016)

    We're seeking your views on changes to the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988.

  7. CMA impact assessment 2018 to 2019

    The estimated direct financial benefits to consumers from the CMA’s competition, markets, mergers and consumer work.

  8. Consultation on the minimum age for playing National Lottery games

    Consultation on potential changes to the current minimum age of 16 for playing National Lottery games

  9. Hydro Benefit Replacement Scheme and Common Tariff Obligation

    We're seeking views on 2 statutory schemes which protect North of Scotland consumers from the high costs of electricity distribution in that area.

  10. Energy Company Obligation (ECO3): improving consumer protection

    We're seeking views on the Energy Company Obligation (ECO3) scheme, detailing proposed changes to the scheme which runs until 2022.

  11. Supplementary protection certificate waiver: no deal legislation

    We’re seeking views on proposals to fix issues in supplementary protection certificate (SPC) law in the event of a ‘no deal’ EU exit.

  12. Assessing and scoring environmental permit compliance

    How the Environment Agency assesses and scores environmental permit compliance and what happens during and after a compliance assessment.

  13. Competition and Markets Authority's digital markets strategy

    The CMA's strategy to protect consumers and foster innovation in rapidly developing digital markets.

  14. Interim measures in merger investigations

    The CMA is seeking the views of interested parties, particularly merging parties and legal advisers involved in transactions where interim measures may be relevant.

  15. Online Harms White Paper

    The Online Harms White Paper sets out the government’s plans for a world-leading package of measures to keep UK users safe online.

  16. Groceries Code Adjudicator: statutory review, 2016 to 2019

    We're seeking views and evidence which will allow the government to assess the performance of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) against the measures set out in the Groceries Code Adjudicator Act 2013.

  17. Regulation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    This white paper sets out plans to transform the UK’s regulatory system to support innovation while protecting citizens and the environment.

  18. Smart data: putting consumers in control of their data and enabling innovation

    We are seeking views on proposals to allow the creation of innovative data-driven services, for the benefit of consumers.

  19. Smart Data Review

    Review looking at how we can use data portability to improve the consumer experience.

  20. Call for information: digital mergers

    The Competition and Markets Authority is inviting interested parties to provide views on aspects of the Merger Assessment Guidelines