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  • Agricultural tenancy consultation and call for evidence on mortgage restrictions and repossession protections for agricultural land in England

    We are seeking views on options for reform of agricultural tenancy law in England which could remove barriers to productivity improvements and facilitate structural change in the tenant farming sector. We are also calling for evidence and views on two matters: whether current... More
    Opened 1 week ago
  • Amendment to Isles of Scilly Special Protection Area: comment on proposals

    Natural England are seeking views on the proposal to extend this Special Protection Area (SPA). This consultation runs in accordance with Government Consultation Principles . More
    Opened 2 months ago
  • Resource and Waste and Plastic Packaging Tax Consultations

    Resources and Waste Strategy Consultations The recently published Resources and Waste Strategy set out the UK Government’s ambitions for higher recycling rates, increased resource efficiency and a more circular economy. These ambitions require changes in how we produce and consume products... More
    Opened 2 months ago
  • Plastic Packaging Tax

    In March 2018, the government launched a call for evidence on using the tax system or charges to tackle single-use plastic waste. This received a record 162,000 responses, highlighting the strong public interest in action in this area. Plastic packaging is typically... More
    Opened 2 months ago
  • Introducing a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

    Purpose of the consultation Your responses to this consultation will help us to consider the merits of introducing a DRS. The aim of the UK and Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland (DAERA) is to ensure that, should a... More
    Opened 2 months ago
  • Plastic Packaging Tax (high-level consultation)

    Single-use plastic waste is a pressing global environmental problem. It often does not decompose and can last centuries in landfill, or else ends up littering the streets or polluting the natural environment. Last year, the government ran a call for evidence on using the tax system or... More
    Opened 2 months ago
  • Consultation on Consistency in Household and Business Recycling Collections in England

    The Government supports comprehensive and frequent rubbish and recycling collections. We have seen household recycling rates in England increase significantly from 11% in 2001 to 45.2% in 2017. However, in recent years, progress has been slower and rates have remained at around 44/45%. While... More
    Opened 2 months ago
  • Consultation on reforming the UK packaging producer responsibility system

    This consultation seeks views on measures to reduce the amount of unnecessary and difficult to recycle packaging and increase the amount of packaging that can and is recycled , through reforms to the packaging producer responsibility regulations. It also proposes that the full net... More
    Opened 2 months ago
  • The Leasowes SSSI

    The Leasowes Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) is located in Dudley in the West Midlands, and is notified on 7 February 2019 for its nationally important assemblage of grassland fungi and species-rich neutral grasslands. The SSSI also encompasses the site’s diverse mosaic of... More
    Opened 2 months ago
  • Down Farm SSSI

    Down Farm is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is notified 7 February 2019 for its nationally important species-rich lowland meadow grassland and assemblage of grassland fungi and is an outstanding example of traditionally managed hay meadows. Down Farm is located west Dorset near... More
    Opened 2 months ago
  • Oridge Street Meadows SSSI

    Oridge Street Meadows is located west of the River Severn in Gloucestershire. It is notified on 10 January 2019 as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) as the best example of species-rich lowland meadow grassland in this area. It covers an area of 2.62 ha. You can submit your views via... More
    Opened 3 months ago
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