Closed consultations

  • 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
  • Register to vote screener survey

    Thank you for your interest. We’re Softwire, a non-partisan digital organisation, and we’re working in partnership with the UK government’s Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. We are looking for British citizens who currently live outside of the UK to take part in a trial for changes to the Register to vote service. If selected, your feedback will help to shape the service before it goes public. About the service  The Register to vote... More
    Closed 21 December 2023
  • 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
  • Single Homelessness Accommodation Programme (SHAP) - Revenue for Support Application

    Welcome to the revenue for support application portal for the Single Homelessness Accommodation Programme (SHAP). This is the application form for revenue to deliver support services at SHAP schemes outside of London. What you will need This form will ask you to provide: Contact details for you and for anyone we should include in correspondence about this application Information about the nature of the support provided by the proposed service ... More
    Closed 22 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
  • Permitted development rights consultation on additional flexibilities to support housing delivery, the agricultural sector, businesses, high streets and open prisons; and a call for evidence on nature-based solutions, farm efficiency projects and diversification.

    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 that allow for the change of use to dwellinghouses. Changes to certain permitted development rights that allow agricultural diversification and development on agricultural units. Changes to certain permitted... More
    Closed 25 September 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
  • Consultation on operational reforms to the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project consenting process

    Following the publication of the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Action Plan in February 2023, the government has committed to bringing forward reforms to ensure the existing system can support our future infrastructure needs by making the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects consenting process better, faster, greener, fairer and more resilient by 2025. The key operational changes we are consulting on will make the system work more effectively for applicants,... More
    Closed 19 September 2023
  • Public Bodies Review of Homes England: call for evidence

    The Public Bodies Review team are launching a call for evidence to gather views and experiences of Homes England. The review is designed to assess whether Homes England is delivering for government and the taxpayer. It will focus on how effectively Homes England carries out its responsibilities, how efficiently it is run and whether it has appropriate governance in place. More
    Closed 17 September 2023
  • NSIP Innovation and Capacity Fund Round 2

    We are launching a second round of our Innovation and Capacity Fund to support and enhance the ability of local authorities to engage in the Development Consent Order process for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Planning projects. The aim of this fund is to explore if and how using resources more efficiently or supplying additional resources for key users of the regime can further improve our intended outcomes through provision of expertise or innovative work. This application... More
    Closed 29 August 2023
  • Best value standards and intervention: a statutory guide for best value authorities

    This consultation seeks views on statutory guidance for local authorities, including combined authorities and combined county authorities, in England on the Best Value Duty. It is issued to local authorities in England under section 26 of the Local Government Act 1999 and they are required to have regard to this guidance under the 1999 Act. The guidance provides greater clarity to the local government sector on how to fulfil the Best Value Duty by describing what constitutes best... More
    Closed 15 August 2023
  • Home buying and selling reform - survey to take part in user research - For those in the process of home buying and selling

    The Department of Levelling up Housing and Communities (DLUHC) is looking at ways it can help to improve home buying and selling. We want to speaking to people with recent experience of home buying and selling. The research will take the form of an hour long interview. Those selected to take part will received a £30 online voucher as a thank you. Please read our privacy statement . If you would like to be considered, please complete this short survey More
    Closed 26 July 2023
  • Home buying and selling reform - survey to take part in user research - Recently completed

    The Department of Levelling up Housing and Communities (DLUHC) is looking at ways it can help to improve home buying and selling. We want to speaking to people with recent experience of home buying and selling. The research will take the form of an hour long interview. Those selected to take part will received a £30 online voucher as a thank you. Please read our privacy statement . If you would like to be considered, please complete this short survey. More
    Closed 26 July 2023
  • High Street Rental Auctions Technical Consultation

    As part of policy development, we committed to consult on further details for secondary legislation, that will set out how the auction process will work and what the leasing framework will be (including the terms of a standardised lease). The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on policy options for the auction process, the standardised leasing framework (composition and how clauses may operate), the spreading of costs of the High Street Rental Auction process, the... More
    Closed 7 July 2023
  • Home buying guide research

    We will be conducting research with people that interacted with this guide. The purpose of the research is to understand what sort of information you expect government to provide on 'home buying'. The research will take the form of an hour long online interview via teams. The interviews will be conducted during June '23. Those that are selected will receive a £30 online voucher. You will not need to download any software to take part. If you are interested in taking part... More
    Closed 30 June 2023
  • ‘McCloud’ remedy in the LGPS – supplementary issues and scheme regulations

    This consultation seeks views on changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme in England and Wales (LGPS). Following a consultation we undertook in 2020 on proposals to address discrimination found by the courts in the ‘McCloud’ case, we published a government response in April 2023 setting out how we would proceed. We are now seeking views on issues relating to the McCloud remedy, where a) we stated in the government response we would be reconsulting to obtain further views, or b) our... More
    Closed 30 June 2023
  • Homes for Ukraine June 2023 Guest Survey

    We are looking for people to take part in research to explore your experience of living in the UK and how you are preparing for the future. The research will take place in June 2023. 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 research, please answer the survey questions below. We will select who to contact based on the survey responses, to make sure we include a mix of people who... More
    Closed 18 June 2023
  • Infrastructure Levy

    This consultation seeks views on technical aspects of the design of the Infrastructure Levy. Responses will inform the preparation and content of regulations, which will themselves be consulted on, should Parliament grant the necessary powers set out in the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill. The Bill also introduces the power for the government to pilot Community Land Auctions (CLAs) to explore another avenue to more efficiently... More
    Closed 9 June 2023
  • Environmental Outcomes Reports: A new approach to environmental assessment

    Through the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill, we are seeking to secure powers to implement a new system of environmental assessment to be known as Environmental Outcomes Reports. This will allow the Government to replace the EU-derived Strategic Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment processes with a streamlined system that places greater focus on delivering our environmental ambitions. The introduction of outcomes-based approach allows the Government to... More
    Closed 9 June 2023
  • Introduction of a use class for short term lets and associated permitted development rights

    This consultation contains proposed changes to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes Order) 1987, as amended and the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, as amended, and the Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations 2012, as amended. It covers the following areas: The introduction of a new use class for short term lets ... More
    Closed 7 June 2023
  • Fees and Performance Consultation

    This consultation seeks views on proposals to increase planning fees and to improve the performance of local planning authorities. We want you to tell us what you think about the proposals to: increase planning fees by 35% for major applications and 25% for all other applications additional fees for bespoke or 'fast track' services make an annual inflation-related adjustment to planning fees ring-fence additional fees income ... More
    Closed 25 April 2023
  • Permitted development rights: supporting temporary recreational campsites, renewable energy and film-making

    This consultation contains proposed changes to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, as amended. It covers the following areas: A new permitted development right to support temporary recreational campsites. Changes to the existing permitted development rights for solar equipment and a new permitted development right for solar canopies. Amendment to the existing permitted development... More
    Closed 25 April 2023
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