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  • Open Access Restriction at Sturdy Sike (case number 2022109785)

    The Forestry Commission is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CRoW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common... More
    Closed 9 December 2022
  • UK Mandatory Water Efficiency Labelling

    We want to hear your views on our plans to introduce mandatory water efficiency labelling across all UK nations - England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We propose to label water using products (e.g. taps, showers, toilets, dishwashers and washing machines) . This... More
    Closed 25 November 2022
  • Consultation on changes to Legislation relating to Alcoholic Drinks in Great Britain

    The UK signed a free trade agreement with New Zealand on 28 th February 2022 (‘the UK-NZ FTA’). Annex 7A to the Agreement concerns wine and distilled spirits. To implement the agreement, the United Kingdom will make three minor changes to domestic legislation on how wine and... More
    Closed 23 November 2022
  • Amending the Bread and Flour Regulations 1998 and the Bread and Flour Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

    The UK Government and devolved administrations are seeking views on proposals to update and amend The Bread and Flour Regulations 1998 and The Bread and Flour Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998 which cover specific rules on the labelling and composition of bread and flour. The regulations... More
    Closed 23 November 2022
  • Diwygio Rheoliadau Bara a Blawd 1998 a Rheoliadau Bara a Blawd (Gogledd Iwerddon) 1998

    Mae llywodraeth y Deyrnas Unedig (DU) a’r gweinyddiaethau datganoledig yn ceisio safbwyntiau ar gynigion i ddiweddaru a diwygio Rheoliadau Bara a Blawd 1998 a Rheoliadau Bara a Blawd (Gogledd Iwerddon) 1998 sy’n ymdrin â rheolau penodol ar labelu a chyfansoddiad bara a blawd. Yn bennaf,... More
    Closed 23 November 2022
  • Managing flyseine vessel pressure on demersal Non-Quota Species

    The Fisheries White Paper, Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations, 2018 sets out the UK’s commitment to reshape fisheries management following our departure from the EU. Continuing to champion sustainable fishing and adopting management measures to rebuild and maintain stocks in the... More
    Closed 16 November 2022
  • Call for evidence on methane suppressing feed products

    Methane suppressing feed products are defined here as natural or synthetic compounds added to or included in animals’ diets which lead to less methane being produced whilst the animal is digesting the feed. They include a range of products including methanogenesis inhibitors, seaweeds,... More
    Closed 15 November 2022
  • Consultation on WEEE Compliance Fee Methodology 2022

    The UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 establish a system in which producers of equipment are required to finance the cost of collection, treatment, recovery and recycling of WEEE arising from private households. The WEEE Regulations establish a system of annual... More
    Closed 14 November 2022
  • Lead and cadmium in ion selective electrodes

    The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012 (the RoHS Regulations) restricts the use of 10 hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) with a view to contributing to the protection of human health and... More
    Opened 2 November 2022
  • Changes to the measurement (metric) used to report on the condition of SSSIs in England

    Natural England is seeking views on the proposed change to the measurement used in the reporting of SSSI condition in England. The changes will be a move from a unit or area based assessment to one which measures the condition of a notified feature across the whole of the SSSI. ... More
    Closed 31 October 2022
  • Sign-up for updates on Environmental Targets

    An important aspect of the Environment Bill is the power to set long-term, legally-binding environmental targets. Setting targets will provide a strong mechanism to deliver long-term environmental outcomes. This will build upon progress towards achieving the long-term vision of the 25 Year... More
    Closed 31 October 2022
  • Open access restriction at The Downs (case numbers 2006100112 & 2006110003)

    Natural England is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common... More
    Closed 7 October 2022
  • Yr arferion mewn contractau yn sector moch y Deyrnas Unedig

    Mae'r sector moch wedi gweld heriau arwyddocaol yn ystod y blynyddoedd diwethaf. Cafodd gormodedd o foch, a gododd o ganlyniad i ostyngiad cyflym yn y galw am allforion yn Tsieina, a diffyg cigyddion medrus ar safleoedd prosesu, ei ddwysáu gan Covid-19 ac arweiniodd at ôl-groniad... More
    Closed 7 October 2022
  • Contractual Practice in the UK Pig Sector

    The pig sector has seen significant challenges in recent years. An oversupply of pigs arising as a result of rapidly declining export demand by China, and the lack of skilled butchers in processing plants was compounded by the outbreak of Covid-19 and led to a significant backlog of pigs on... More
    Closed 7 October 2022
  • Penwith Moors SSSI

    Penwith Moors is an extensive (c.3,000 ha) area of heathland, wetland and acid grassland in Cornwall. It is of special interest for the following nationally important features: Lowland heathland Fens Lowland dry acid grassland ... More
    Opened 7 October 2022
  • Consultation on the WC Suite Performance Specifications in England and Wales

    In England and Wales the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 (‘the regulations’) regulate how water systems are designed, installed and operated. Regulator Specifications that provide detailed performance, verification and in some cases installation requirements, can also be... More
    Closed 3 October 2022
  • Consultation on Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs)

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek your views on the proposals to designate a number of candidate Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) in English waters. HPMAs are areas of the sea that allow the protection and full recovery of marine ecosystems. HPMAs are defined in the Benyon... More
    Closed 28 September 2022
  • Technical consultation on the biodiversity metric

    Questions in this consultation There are 8 questions in this consultation. There are 4 additional questions for confidentiality and respondent information which are included at the beginning of the online survey only. The consultation questions are therefore numbered as follows: ... More
    Closed 27 September 2022
  • Plant Varieties and Seeds (PVS) Strategy

    The policy area of Plant Varieties and Seeds (PVS) covers Plant Variety Rights (intellectual property rights of plant breeders), plant variety registration, setting standards for marketing and certification of seed and other plant propagating material and ensuring that these standards are... More
    Opened 26 September 2022
  • Consultation on Managing Quota in 2023 and Beyond

    The UK is now an independent coastal state with rights and duties under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to control and manage the resources in our waters. We have the left the EU and the common fisheries policy and, over the coming years, we will reform how we manage our... More
    Closed 19 September 2022
  • Consultation on the Principles of Marine Net Gain

    The Government’s response to the 2018 terrestrial Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) consultation confirmed the intention to develop and consult on an appropriate regime for the marine environment which builds on commitments in Defra’s 25 Year Environment Plan. Broadly speaking,... More
    Closed 13 September 2022
  • Consultation on improved reporting of food waste by large food businesses in England

    Seeking views on different options to improve food waste reporting by large food businesses in England. More
    Closed 5 September 2022
  • Consultation on the draft National Air Pollution Control Programme

    The UK government along with Scottish Government, Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive (the devolved administrations) are conducting a consultation on the revised draft National Air Pollution Control Programme (NAPCP). We will use the responses to this consultation to help inform... More
    Closed 4 September 2022
  • Seeking views on possible changes to public sector food and catering policy.

    Government is adopting an ambitious and transformational approach to public sector food and catering. We are determined to use public sector purchasing power to ensure positive change in the food system. Our vision is that public sector food and catering is an exemplar to wider society in... More
    Closed 4 September 2022
  • Open access restriction at Gittisham Hill (case numbers 2017098517 and 2017108538)

    Natural England is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common... More
    Closed 2 September 2022
  • Consultation on proposals for the deer management strategy (consultation now closed)

    The consultation seeks views on the key proposals to ensure the sustainable management of the English deer population and a reduction of the impacts of deer on the natural environment. These proposals include reviewing the evidence base, current barriers to effective management, relevant... More
    Closed 2 September 2022
  • Consultation on Extending the UK REACH Submission Deadlines

    We would like to know what you think about our proposed measure to extend the current UK REACH submission deadlines for transitional registrations. The UK REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) Regulation [1] is... More
    Closed 1 September 2022
  • Consultation on charging fees for applications for exemptions to the Restrictions of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regime

    The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012 (RoHS Regulations) restricts the use of 10 hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) with a view to contributing to the protection of human health and the... More
    Closed 26 August 2022
  • Open access restriction at Holme Bird Observatory (case number 2005040189)

    Natural England is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common... More
    Closed 23 August 2022
  • Call for Evidence on a Proposed Landfill Tax Grant Scheme for the Remediation of Contaminated Land

    The government is aware of instances in which the redevelopment, remediation, and / or protection of land affected by contamination or the consequences of previous development may be prevented by the cost of landfill, including the Landfill Tax. Landfill Tax has been highly effective since its... More
    Closed 18 August 2022
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