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  • National Planning Policy Framework and National Model Design Code: Consultation proposals

    This consultation seeks views on draft revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework. The text has been revised to implement policy changes in response to the Building Better Building Beautiful Commission “Living with Beauty” report . A number of other changes to the text... More
    Closed 27 March 2021
  • Somerset Unitarisation

    Residents and businesses in Somerset are currently served by a two-tier system of local government. Somerset County Council is responsible for services such as adult and children’s social care, maintaining roads and libraries, and the District Councils – Mendip,... More
    Closed 19 April 2021
  • North Yorkshire Unitarisation

    Residents and businesses in North Yorkshire are currently served by a two-tier system of local government. North Yorkshire County Council is responsible for services such as adult and children’s social care, maintaining roads and libraries, and the District Councils –... More
    Closed 19 April 2021
  • Cumbria Unitarisation (including a proposal involving the City of Lancaster)

    Residents and businesses in Cumbria are currently served by a two-tier system of local government. Cumbria County Council is responsible for services such as adult and children’s social care, maintaining roads and libraries, and the Councils – Allerdale Borough, Barrow... More
    Closed 19 April 2021
  • Commercial Rents and COVID-19 Call for Evidence

    Throughout the last year many businesses have been forced to close in line with public health restrictions and faced significant periods of disruption to revenue. In response, Government introduced legislation to prevent landlords of commercial properties from being able to evict tenants... More
    Closed 4 May 2021
  • Changes to the Audit Fees Methodology for Allocating £15 Million to Local Bodies

    Sir Tony Redmond, in his review of the effectiveness of external audit and transparency of financial reporting in local authorities, recommended that the current fee structure for local audit be revised to ensure that adequate resources are deployed to meet the full extent of local audit... More
    Closed 18 May 2021
  • MHCLG COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund - Final Report

    MHCLG Domestic Abuse COVID-19 Emergency Fund - Final Report Thank you for the work you are doing supporting victims of domestic abuse, and their children, through this difficult time. As detailed within your grant agreements, you are required to report on... More
    Closed 28 May 2021
  • Amendments to the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015

    Sir Tony Redmond, in his review of the effectiveness of external audit and transparency of financial reporting in local authorities, recommended that the current fee structure for local audit be revised to ensure that adequate resources are deployed to meet the full extent of local audit... More
    Closed 1 June 2021
  • Technical Consultation on the Consequential Changes to the Permitted Development Rights

    This technical consultation seeks views on detailed consequential changes to specific national permitted development rights as a result of amendments made to use classes from 1 September 2020. The consultation also seeks views on any potential impacts on business, local planning... More
    Closed 3 June 2021
  • Technical consultation: changes to permitted development rights for electronic communications infrastructure

    This consultation seeks views on proposed planning reforms that will allow the deployment of telecoms equipment to be quicker whilst ensuring that there are appropriate environmental protections and safeguards in place . Proposals we are consulting on include: ... More
    Closed 14 June 2021
  • Local Authority Remote Meetings - Call for Evidence

    This call for evidence seeks to understand the experience of local authorities in the whole of the UK regarding remote meetings. This is an open call for evidence. We particularly seek the views of individual members of the public; prospective and current local authority... More
    Closed 17 June 2021
  • Statutory Guidance and Regulations Consultation - Domestic Abuse Support in Safe Accommodation

    Domestic Abuse is a devastating crime which creates long term impacts on victims, their children, and wider society. Government has committed to transforming the response to domestic abuse. On 29 April the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 received Royal Assent. The Act includes... More
    Closed 27 July 2021
  • Windrush Monument: Share your Views

    This questionnaire will ascertain the views of the public on the four shortlisted artists to design the National Windrush Monument. More
    Closed 25 August 2021
  • Private parking charges, discount rates, debt collection fees and appeals charter: further technical consultation

    This consultation seeks further views on the level of private parking charges proposed in the Government’s response to the Parking Code Enforcement Framework Consultation, including the discount rate for early payment, the level of additional debt collection fees, and the detail of the... More
    Closed 27 August 2021
  • Local Audit Framework: technical consultation

    Sir Tony Redmond, in his review of the effectiveness of external audit and transparency of financial reporting in local authorities made a number of recommendations. In May we published an updated response to the Redmond Review of Local Authority Financial Reporting and External... More
    Closed 22 September 2021
  • Building Safety Levy

    Consultation on Building Safety Levy This consultation seeks views on the design and calculation of the proposed Building Safety Levy, through which developers will make an important contribution to remedy historical building safety defects. The Consultation covers the following... More
    Closed 15 October 2021
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