Consultations

Find and take part in consultations run by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

Public participation is important to the development of our policies so please have your say.

Open consultations

  • AfEO 6 month extension

    Closes 18 August 2022

  • Funding arrangements and conditions for the Homelessness Prevention Grant

    This consultation seeks views on the approach to the funding for the Homelessness Prevention Grant provided to all local housing authorities in England. This is a technical consultation on updating the funding formula for allocations to local authorities, amending the grant conditions and... More

    Closes 26 August 2022

  • Consultation and call for evidence: Electrical Safety in the Social Rented Sector

    Everybody should be able to live in a safe home, and the government is committed to creating a fair and just housing system that works for everyone. The number of social homes classified as non-decent fell from 20% to 13% from 2010 to 2020 [1] , and through the Levelling Up... More

    Closes 31 August 2022

  • Indices Futures: Updating the English Indices of Deprivation – Public Consultation

    The English Index of Multiple Deprivation (the IMD), produced as part of the broader English Indices of Multiple Deprivation (the IoD or the Indices), is the official measure of relative deprivation at small-area level in England. The suite of resources are designated National Statistics. ... More

    Closes 23 September 2022

  • HSE Consultation: The Building Safety (Fees and Charges) Regulations 202[3] and charging scheme

    Building Safety Regulator’s proposals for the Building Safety (Fees and Charges) Regulations This consultation sets out the Building Safety Regulator’s proposals for the Building Safety (fees and charges) regulations and an underpinning charging scheme. The consultation... More

    Closes 7 October 2022

  • Consultation on the Future of the IFRS 9 Statutory Override

    The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (the Department) has policy responsibility for local authority accounting. In practice, under the Local Authorities (Capital Finance and Accounting) (England) Regulations 2003 (the Regulations) authorities must comply with the accounting... More

    Closes 7 October 2022

  • Building Assessment Certificate

    This area of the consultation details implementing the new regime for occupied higher-risk buildings in relation to the building assessment certificate. A building assessment certificate will only be issued by the Building Safety Regulator if it is satisfied that, at the time it carries... More

    Closes 12 October 2022

  • Enforcement

    This area of the consultation on implementing the new regime for occupied higher-risk buildings relates to the enforcement of the regime. The Government intends to bring forward regulations related to enforcement during the occupation of a higher-risk building. This will deal with: ... More

    Closes 12 October 2022

  • Mandatory Occurrence Reporting - in occupation

    As part of the new regulatory regime, we are introducing a mandatory occurrence reporting requirement which will require specific people responsible for the safety of higher-risk buildings to capture and report certain fire and structural safety issues called ‘safety occurrences’ to... More

    Closes 12 October 2022

Closed consultations

  • H4U survey of those whom expressed an interest

    This short survey will be used to enable those on the Homes for Ukraine Expression of interest list to give consent to be contacted to take part in user research. Some basic information will be ask for to enable use to identify different user groups to interview. More

    Closed 5 August 2022

  • Consultation on the Higher Risk Buildings (Descriptions and Supplementary Provisions) Regulations

    This consultation is about the proposed Higher Risk Buildings (Descriptions and Supplementary Provisions) Regulations which complete the definition of higher-risk building for the new building safety regime. It seeks views on the following areas: the overall definition of a building for... More

    Closed 21 July 2022

  • Consultation on compulsory purchase - compensation reforms

    Compulsory purchase is the power to acquire land and property without the consent of the owner. It is an important tool for assembling land needed to help deliver social, environmental and economic change. The Government’s High Street Strategy, published in July 2021, emphasised the... More

    Closed 19 July 2022

  • Technical consultation on street naming

    Topic of this consultation: How streets are named, and how names can be changed forms part of the programme to level up the United Kingdom. Local street names form part of the local identity that helps create a sense of pride in place; how they are changed forms part of the process that... More

    Closed 22 May 2022

  • Consultation on the Impacts of Joint Tenancies on Victims of Domestic Abuse

    Topic of this consultation: The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is seeking views on the impacts of the law on joint tenancies on victims of domestic abuse in the social rented sector. We are interested in whether: perpetrators are using their ability to... More

    Closed 10 May 2022