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  • Locally-led Development Corporation Consultation

    This consultation seeks views on draft Regulations in relation to how an oversight authority is to oversee a Locally-led Urban Development Corporation following its designation. In addition, we are also asking for comments on updating the New Towns Act 1981(Local Authority Oversight) Regulations 2018. These proposals relate to England only. More
    Closed 5 June 2024
  • ​​Consultation on the Social Tenant Access to Information Requirements

    The Charter for Social Housing Residents: Social Housing White Paper (‘ Social Housing White Paper ’) included a commitment to introduce an access to information scheme for the tenants of private registered providers (PRPs). The commitment specified that the scheme would allow social housing tenants and their representatives to access information related to the management of their housing. It also states that the scheme would set out circumstances where landlords may refuse to disclose... More
    Opened 20 May 2024
  • Leicester Review call for evidence

    In early 2023 the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove, commissioned Lord Ian Austin of Dudley to chair an independent review into the unrest that occurred in Leicester in September 2022. Lord Austin is working with Professor Hilary Pilkington and Dr Shaaz Mahboob to establish: what happened? why? what can be done differently to improve social cohesion and prevent these issues happening in... More
    Opened 7 May 2024
  • Accelerated Planning System Consultation

    This consultation seeks views on proposals: to introduce a new Accelerated Planning Service, which would offer a new application route with accelerated decision dates for major commercial applications and fee refunds wherever these are not met for changes in relation to extensions of time agreements, including a new performance measure for speed of decision-making against statutory time limits, and an end to the use of extension of time agreements for... More
    Closed 1 May 2024
  • Local Authority Housing Fund Round 3 - Validation Form

    The Local Authority Housing Fund Round 3 (LAHF R3) will provide up to £450 million in capital grants in 2024/25 and 2025/26 to support local authorities to obtain better quality temporary accommodation and provide safe and suitable housing for those on the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) who are unable to secure their own housing. 203 Local authorities have been allocated a funding offer on the basis of a formula taking into account a range of housing... More
    Closed 19 April 2024
  • Local Authority Housing Fund Round 3 - Expression of Interest Form

    The Local Authority Housing Fund Round 3 (LAHF R3) will provide up to £450 million in capital grants in 2024/25 and 2025/26 to support local authorities to obtain better quality temporary accommodation and provide safe and suitable housing for those on the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) who are unable to secure their own housing.  Local authorities have been allocated a funding offer on the basis of a formula taking into account a range of housing pressure metrics and the... More
    Closed 11 April 2024
  • Permitted development rights consultation: changes to support householder development, building upwards, demolition and rebuild, and the installation of electric vehicle charge points and air source heat pumps

    This consultation contains proposed changes to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, as amended. It covers the following areas: Changes to certain permitted development rights which enable householders to improve and enlarge their homes. Changes to the building upwards permitted development rights which enable the upward extension of a range of existing buildings. Changes to the permitted development right which allows for the... More
    Closed 9 April 2024
  • Call for evidence: Jointly-owned properties

    The Building Safety Act 2022 (BSA) provides far-reaching protections for qualifying leaseholders from the costs associated with remediating historical building safety defects. The principle of our leaseholder protection package is to protect leaseholders living in their own homes in unsafe buildings. As such, there needed to be a threshold which set the right balance between those purchasing properties primarily to live in and those who have made primarily commercial or... More
    Closed 7 April 2024
  • Fees and charging call for evidence

    This is a public call for evidence by HM Land Registry. HM Land Registry (HMLR) is a non-ministerial department, responsible for protecting the right to property and providing services and data that underpin an efficient and informed property market. By keeping the definitive and guaranteed record of property ownership in England and Wales, we allow property to be transacted securely and with confidence. HMLR's objective is to provide a digital, efficient and secure service to the... More
    Closed 5 April 2024
  • Consultation on a direction to the Regulator of Social Housing to set a Competence and Conduct Standard for social housing

    This consultation sets out proposals for a new Competence and Conduct Standard relating to staff in the social rented sector, including qualification requirements for Senior Housing Managers and Executives. The proposals address the significant concerns which were raised following the Grenfell tragedy about the professionalism of staff working in social housing. The evidence from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry indicated that tenants living in the tower had not been listened to when they raised... More
    Closed 5 April 2024
  • Future Homes and Building Standards 2023 consultation

    This survey seeks views on the Government's proposals for achieving the Future Homes Standard and Future Buildings Standard. Before responding to this survey you should read the Future Homes and Buildings Standards 2023 consultation paper available here: More
    Closed 27 March 2024
  • Strengthening planning policy for brownfield development

    This consultation seeks views on changes to national policy to strengthen planning support for brownfield development, and ensure we make the best use of land. The document looks to consult on 3 proposals: Changes to national planning policy to give significant weight to the benefits of delivering as many homes as possible and take a flexible approach in applying planning policies or guidance relating to the internal layout of development. Changes to the way the... More
    Closed 26 March 2024
  • Consultation on Reforms to Social Housing Allocations

    Safe and stable social housing is of enormous importance to millions of current tenants and to those who will rely on it for a home in the future. This government believes social tenants should have homes which they can be proud of and feel secure in and this is why we have introduced significant reforms to improve the quality and quantity of the country’s social housing stock. Through the Social Housing (Regulation) Act 2023, we have strengthened the powers of the Regulator of Social... More
    Closed 26 March 2024
  • Contractual Controls on land: consultation

    Topic of consultation Part 11 of the Levelling Up and Regeneration Act looks to provide greater transparency on contractual control agreements in England and Wales. When we refer to contractual controls, we are referring to agreements, such as option agreements, that are used to control land short of outright ownership. The regulations, which the Government plans to deliver under the Act, seek to create a dataset comprising the “what”, “where”, “who” and “when”... More
    Closed 20 March 2024
  • Consultation on Oflog's draft Corporate Plan 2024 to 2027

    This consultation seeks views on Oflog’s draft Corporate Plan 2024 to 2027. Scope of this consultation The Department for Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities (DLUHC) and Oflog are consulting on Oflog’s draft Corporate Plan 2024 to 2027. We value the contributions and insights of our stakeholders on Oflog’s development. Specifically, we are seeking views on Oflog’s values, the activities to deliver Oflog’s strategic objectives (2024 to 2027) and Business Plan (2024 to... More
    Closed 14 March 2024
  • Addressing the local audit backlog in England

    Topic of this consultation: Local audit is both a vital and independent source of assurance and a key element of the checks and balances within the local accountability framework. The backlog in the publication of audited accounts of local bodies in England has grown to an unacceptable level. This consultation seeks views on amending the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 as part of a package of cross-system measures to clear the backlog and put the system on a sustainable footing.... More
    Closed 7 March 2024
  • Awaab's Law: Consultation on timescales for repairs in the social rented sector

    On 21 December 2020, Awaab Ishak died as a result of a severe respiratory condition due to prolonged exposure to mould in his home. His parents had complained to their landlord, who not only failed to take action to address the hazards in the Ishak family’s home, but in fact blamed the family for the extensive mould in the property. The tragic death of Awaab brought to light the urgent need to eradicate these hazards from social homes and improve standards across the sector. The goal must... More
    Closed 5 March 2024
  • 2023 Aggregate Minerals Survey for Great Britain (Form B)

    Aggregate mineral sites granted or refused planning permission and the numbers of planning applications withdrawn during the period 2020 to 2023 This collection will be for planning application data from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2023. Information for planning applications decided or withdrawn between these dates should be entered in the survey form along with any applications awaiting decision as at 31 December 2023. However, if you have no data to report you should still check the... More
    Opened 4 March 2024
  • Transparency of Land Ownership involving Trusts

    The Government is consulting on the transparency of land ownership when trusts are involved in the ownership structure. This consultation seeks views on improving transparency of land ownership involving trusts. It seeks specific views on options to widen access to trust information held on the Register of Overseas Entities (ROE). It also seeks general views on how ownership of land involving trusts can be made more transparent. To help inform decisions on balancing the making of... More
    Closed 21 February 2024
  • Building Safety Levy: Technical Consultation

    This consultation seeks views on the design and implementation of the Building Safety Levy (the levy). The levy will be paid by developers and charged on new residential buildings requiring building control approval in England, for the purpose of meeting building safety expenditure. This consultation follows on from the Building Safety Levy Consultation which ran from 22 November 2022 to 7 February 2023. Feedback from that consultation has been analysed and a... More
    Closed 20 February 2024
  • Consultation on changes to statutory guidance and regulations: Minimum Revenue Provision

    Since 2004, local authorities in England borrow and invest under the Prudential Framework (“the Framework”). It provides wide freedoms for authorities to borrow and invest without seeking the government’s consent, allowing authorities to determine their own capital strategies and deliver the investment that is needed locally, provided that the plans are prudent and affordable. These powers are set out in the Local Government Act 2003 (“the 2003 Act”), the Local Authority... More
    Closed 16 February 2024
  • Survey Опитуванні Oпросе

    We are looking for guests to take part in research to explore the experience of finding employment and working in the UK. The information will be used to inform government policy to improve the employment prospects of guests. We would like to hear from you if you are currently employed in the UK. The research will take place in January 2024. If you are selected to take part, we will invite you to a 60-minute video call using Microsoft Teams. If you would like to take part in this... More
    Closed 19 January 2024
  • Provisional local government finance settlement 2024-25 consultation

    This consultation seeks views on the proposals for the local government finance settlement for 2024-25. Scope of this consultation This consultation seeks views on proposals, in particular from representatives of local government, for the local government finance settlement for 2024-25. The local government finance settlement is an annual process to distribute core resources to local government and consists of grant, council tax and locally retained business rates. Following... More
    Closed 15 January 2024
  • Single Homelessness Accommodation Programme (SHAP) - Locality Strategic Gap Analysis

    Welcome to the locality gap analysis portal for the Single Homelessness Accommodation Programme (SHAP). This portal is for local authority officers to submit strategic gap analyses which will inform the assessment of individual SHAP revenue and/or capital funding bids. Receipt of a strategic gap analysis is a requirement for awards of SHAP funding to bidders. What you will be asked to provide You will be asked to provide details of the gap analysis conducted through... More
    Closed 30 November 2023
  • Consultation on Direction to the Regulator of Social Housing on provision of information to tenants in regards to tenants’ rights and complaints

    This consultation seeks views on a proposed direction from the Secretary of State to the Regulator of Social Housing using powers under section 197 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 as amended. The Social Housing (Regulation) Act 2023 requires the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to give a direction to the Regulator of Social Housing for the purpose of securing that registered providers of social housing are required to provide their tenants of low... More
    Closed 22 November 2023
  • Consultation on Technical Adjustments to the Business Rates Retention System in Response to the Non-Domestic Rating Bill

    The Non-Domestic Rating (NDR) Bill, currently before Parliament, brings forward changes to the ways that business rates multipliers will be calculated and applied. Subject to the passage of the Bill through Parliament, it is anticipated that the changes could be implemented from 2024/25. As a consequence of the Bill changes, we are considering making technical amendments to how we administer the Business Rates Retention System (BRRS). These amendments would be necessary to maintain... More
    Closed 2 November 2023
  • Plan-making reform consultation

    Local plans, and minerals and waste plans, (referred to here as ‘plans’) are produced by planning authorities (local authorities with responsibility for preparing these plans) to guide and manage development in their areas. They are important documents for local communities because they set the development framework for the area, usually for the next 10 or 15 years. Plans allocate sites for development, set out what land should be protected and contain planning policies, which are the... More
    Closed 18 October 2023
  • Toilet provision in buildings other than dwellings

    This consultation seeks your views on proposed measures to ensure provision of separate toilets for men and women and sets out guidance to encourage the provision of universal toilets, ensuring appropriate levels of privacy in all situations. These proposals relate to Building Regulations in England only. Consultation stage analysis is included in this consultation. Further work will be carried out in advance of a decision following consultation. Changes to the analysis... More
    Closed 8 October 2023
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (England and Wales): Next steps on investments

    This consultation seeks views on proposals relating to the investments of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). It covers the areas of asset pooling, levelling up, opportunities in private equity, investment consultancy services and the definition of investments. More
    Closed 2 October 2023
  • Consultation on Local Government capital risk mitigation measures in the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill: capital risk metrics

    The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (“the Department”) has policy responsibility for the Prudential Framework (“the Framework”) under which local authorities borrow and invest, and stewardship responsibility to ensure that the system is operating effectively. The objective of the Framework is to ensure that borrowing and investment practices are prudent, sustainable and affordable, while providing authorities the freedom to set their own capital strategies.... More
    Closed 25 September 2023
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