Closed Consultations

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  • Bovine TB: Consultation on proposals to evolve badger control policy and introduce additional cattle measures

    This consultation is part of the government’s bTB Strategy. Achieving OTF status will provide tangible benefits for the cattle industry, rural communities and government. These include significant savings in combating the disease both to government and to industry, increasing the ability to trade [1] internationally and alleviating the social and mental health impacts of the disease on farmers and their businesses. We recognise the importance of providing clarity... More
    Closed 13 May 2024
  • Wine Reforms Consultation

    Foreword Leaving the European Union has given us the opportunity to review how we make and shape the regulatory framework for food and drink. The government has delivered the first two phases of the assimilated EU law (AEUL) wine reforms. The first Statutory Instrument (SI), ‘The Wine (Revocation and Consequential Provision) Regulations 2023 (No 1362)’, introduced simplified labelling rules for the wine trade which came into effect on 1 January 2024. In... More
    Closed 10 May 2024
  • Open Access Restriction at The Grun – East Kielder - NY672991 (case number 2024030131)

    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 land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the... More
    Closed 10 May 2024
  • Atomic absorption spectroscopy lamps: exemption for lead and cadmium

    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 the environment, including the sound recovery and disposal of waste. Industry can apply for exemptions to allow the supply of products using one or more of the restricted substances above... More
    Closed 10 May 2024
  • Glass frit binder for assembly of gas lasers: exemption for lead

    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 the environment, including the sound recovery and disposal of waste. Industry can apply for exemptions to allow the supply of products using one or more of the restricted substances above... More
    Closed 10 May 2024
  • Industrial monitoring and control instruments: exemption for cadmium anodes in Hersch cells

    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 the environment, including the sound recovery and disposal of waste. Industry can apply for exemptions to allow the supply of products using one or more of the restricted substances above... More
    Closed 10 May 2024
  • Sun tanning lamps: exemption for lead as the activator

    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 the environment, including the sound recovery and disposal of waste. Industry can apply for exemptions to allow the supply of products using one or more of the restricted substances above... More
    Closed 10 May 2024
  • Consultation on fairer food labelling

    Evidence shows that consumers want to buy high-quality food, however, it can be difficult for them to clearly identify where food comes from and how it is produced. We want to make it easier for consumers to make informed decisions when purchasing food and allow them to choose products that align with their values. This consultation seeks views on proposals to improve transparency and consistency through improved country of origin, and animal welfare labelling in the UK. The UK... More
    Closed 7 May 2024
  • Report to Parliament about Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities' (IFCAs) conduct and operations 2018-2022

    Why we are consulting The Secretary of State must prepare a statutory report into the conduct and operation of the ten Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCA’s) every four years, which must be laid before Parliament. This third report covers the period from September 2018 to September 2022. The report will assess the IFCA’s against their five high level objectives set out in the IFCA Vision and Success Criteria document set out in the ... More
    Closed 22 April 2024
  • Consultation on draft Statutory Instrument: The English Drainage Boards (Alternative Valuation Calculation) Regulations 2024

    Internal drainage boards (IDBs), which are locally funded and operated statutory public bodies, are responsible in their area of operation, for water level management and managing flood risk. There are 112 independent IDBs in England and they are mainly funded by the beneficiaries of their work, through drainage rates on agricultural landowners and special levies on local authorities. IDBs use a land valuation calculation to apportion their expenses between landowners and local... More
    Closed 19 April 2024
  • Open access restriction at Barnack Holes and Hills National Nature Reserve (case number 2018118766)

    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 land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the relevant... More
    Closed 15 April 2024
  • Open access restriction at Deer Hill Site B (case number 2014037129)

    The Peak District National Park Authority 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 land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the... More
    Closed 5 April 2024
  • Open access restriction at Deer Hill Site A (case number 2004060106)

    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 land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the relevant... More
    Closed 5 April 2024
  • Open access restriction at West Nab (case number 2014037142)

    The Peak District National Park Authority 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 land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the... More
    Closed 5 April 2024
  • Open access restriction at Diggle Rifle Range (case number 2014037141)

    The Peak District National Park Authority 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 land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the... More
    Closed 5 April 2024
  • Consultation on policies to inform updated guidance for Marine Protected Area assessments

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is seeking feedback on policies to update guidance on Marine Protected Area (MPA) assessments. In July 2021, we consulted on best practice guidance for developing compensatory measures in relation to MPAs. We are now consulting on draft policies to inform updated guidance using this feedback to ensure MPA assessments are proportionate, compliant and robust and allow us to meet our dual net zero and... More
    Closed 1 April 2024
  • Consultation on revised charges for the National Residues Control Programme

    This joint public consultation on revised charges for the National Residues Control Programme has been launched today (Wednesday 17 January) by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD). The proposals will ensure that UK, Scottish and Welsh Government can continue to recover the full costs of delivering the National Residues Control Programme (NRCP) – a statutory programme designed to help identify residues of banned substances, veterinary medicines, and contaminants in... More
    Closed 28 March 2024
  • Open access restriction at Sunderland marina (case number 2013076871)

    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 land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the relevant... More
    Closed 28 March 2024
  • Open access restriction at Sunderland yacht club (case number 2013076869)

    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 land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the relevant... More
    Closed 28 March 2024
  • Wildlife Licence Charges Update

    We are seeking your views on Natural England’s proposals to change the fees levied under the Wildlife Licence Charges (England) Order 2018. The changes are required because Natural England needs to: enable full cost recovery in line with HM Treasury principles on Managing Public Money; introduce charges for new streamlined licensing routes, such as Bat Earned Recognition; and ensure funding for licensing service... More
    Closed 19 March 2024
  • Open access restriction at Longridge Fell (case number 2009020077)

    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 land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the relevant... More
    Closed 15 March 2024
  • Open access restriction at Halstead, Catlow, Lambhill, Croasdale, Whitendale, Brennand, Sykes, Hareden, Saddle End Farms (case number 2009020076)

    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 land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the relevant... More
    Closed 15 March 2024
  • Open access restriction at Boulsworth Hill 1 (case number 2009020075)

    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 land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the relevant... More
    Closed 15 March 2024
  • Open access restriction at Boulsworth Hill (case number 2009020073)

    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 land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the relevant... More
    Closed 15 March 2024
  • Marking of Retail Goods Consultation

    The government is legislating to confirm that labelling requirements on agrifood products are applied across Great Britain, to ensure no incentive arises for businesses to avoid placing goods on the Northern Ireland market. More
    Closed 15 March 2024
  • Consultation on Designation of 27 Sites as Bathing Waters

    The Bathing Water Regulations (S.I.2013/1675) ("the Regulations") define a bathing water as a surface water where "...the Secretary of State expects a large number of people to bathe, having regard in particular to past trends and any infrastructure or facilities provided, or other measures taken, to promote bathing at those waters." The objective of designating a beach or inland water as a bathing water is to protect bathers' health by monitoring for intestinal enterococci and E.coli in the... More
    Closed 10 March 2024
  • Call for evidence on reforming the producer responsibility system for waste electricals 2023

    The purpose of this call for evidence is to gather evidence and views to support reforms to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013 that go beyond the specific proposals set out in the accompanying consultation and impact assessment that were also published today. The evidence sought here will inform wider policy development intended to support the drive towards a more circular economy and Net Zero commitments by ensuring products are designed and discarded in a... More
    Closed 7 March 2024
  • Consultation on reforming the producer responsibility system for waste electrical and electronic equipment 2023

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on reforms to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013, which are intended to drive up levels of separately collected WEEE for re-use and recycling. The reforms will also support the drive towards a more circular economy by ensuring products are designed to have a lower environmental impact than those which we consume today. We want to ensure producers and distributors of electrical and electronic products finance... More
    Closed 7 March 2024
  • Consultation on removing the 16-week derogation period in egg marketing standards legislation in England and Scotland

    This consultation seeks views on a proposed legislative reform to the Egg Marketing Standards Regulation. The proposed change will simplify the regulation on the labelling of free-range eggs, enabling free-range eggs to be marketed as such for the duration of any mandatory housing measures in England and Scotland. More
    Closed 5 March 2024
  • Perthnasoedd mewn contractau yn niwydiant cynnyrch ffres y Deyrnas Unedig

    Mae llywodraeth y Deyrnas Unedig wedi ymrwymo i fynd i'r afael ag annhegwch mewn contractau lle mae'n bodoli yn y gadwyn gyflenwi bwyd-amaeth. Yn Uwchgynhadledd y Deyrnas Unedig, O’r Fferm i’r Fforc, a gynhaliwyd yn Downing Street ar 16 Mai 2023 cyhoeddodd llywodraeth y Deyrnas Unedig adolygiad newydd o degwch yn y gadwyn gyflenwi garddwriaeth er mwyn helpu ffermwyr Prydain a gwella diogelwch bwyd. Mae hyn yn adeiladu ar yr adolygiadau sydd gennym ar y gweill yn barod gan ddefnyddio... More
    Closed 22 February 2024
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