Closed consultations

  • 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 the purposes of both the design and construction and occupation parts of the new more stringent building safety regime being brought forward by the Building Safety Act; which buildings are... More
    Closed 21 July 2022
  • AfEO 6 month extension

    Closed 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 introducing tranche payments for the grant. This consultation is open for response from 1 July to 26 August . More
    Closed 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 White Paper and the Social Housing White Paper, we committed to radically improve housing quality and set out our ambitions to ensure that housing is safe and decent. Part of meeting these ambitions is... More
    Closed 31 August 2022
  • Homes for Ukraine -re-matched guests survey

    This is a survey to enable Ukrainian guests that have been rematched to opt in to take part in user reserach More
    Closed 12 September 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. The Index of Multiple Deprivation combines indices for seven different domains of deprivation: • Income Deprivation • Employment Deprivation • Education, Skills and Training... More
    Closed 23 September 2022
  • Consultation on a technical adjustment to the Business Rates Retention System in response to the 2023 Revaluation and Central List Transfers

    The Business Rates Retention (BRR) system distributes tax income between councils, and between councils and central government, according to need and established shares. Separately, the next Business Rates Revaluation is due to take effect from 1 April 2023, changing business rates income retained locally. The Government has also confirmed its intention to move a number of large telecom networks and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link out of local authority rating lists into... More
    Closed 30 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 will run over a period of 10 weeks - closing on 7 October 2022. Find out more by visiting HSE’s consultation HUB. More
    Closed 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 practices set out in the Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting (the Code) prepared by the CIPFA LASAAC Local Authority Accounting Code Board (the Board). The Code is reviewed continuously... More
    Closed 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 out its assessment, the accountable person(s) for the building are complying with their duties under part 4 of the Building Safety Act 2022 (the Act). Once a building has been registered,... More
    Closed 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: the information that should be included on compliance notices; who must be consulted before and after notices have been issued; and, how notices can be... More
    Closed 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 the Building Safety Regulator. Mandatory occurrence reporting will ensure that the Building Safety Regulator is able to capture any risks that could have a potential impact on fire... More
    Closed 12 October 2022
  • Key building information

    This area of the consultation on implementing the new regime for occupied higher-risk buildings and relates to the key building information. The Government understands the importance of data and data analysis and how this can support better building safety. Data analysis enables greater knowledge of the characteristics of buildings and how these characteristics can inform building safety and building safety risks. It also enables understanding of trends and changes over... More
    Closed 12 October 2022
  • Accountable Persons

    This area of the consultation on implementing the new regime for occupied higher-risk buildings relates to the accountable person(s) and the principal accountable person. As part of the Building Safety Act 2022 (the Act), we have defined the dutyholder in occupation as the accountable person. The accountable person will be responsible for compliance with the new, more stringent regulatory regime for their higher-risk building or the part of the building they are responsible for. ... More
    Closed 12 October 2022
  • Principles for managing building safety risks and the safety case report

    This area of the consultation on implementing the new regime for occupied higher-risk buildings relates to the safety case report and the safety case approach. As part of the new regulatory requirements, we are introducing a safety case regime to oversee the management of building safety risks in high-rise multi-occupied residential buildings. This new approach will provide greater assurance that risks have been assessed and proportionate steps are in place to manage them on an... More
    Closed 12 October 2022
  • Consultation on the in-occupation regime for occupied higher-risk buildings

    There are 12 consultation sections in this area. These consultations all relate to the proposals for occupied higher-risk buildings under Part Four of the Building Safety Act 2022. A HTML version of this consultation can be found here . Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in June 2017, the Government appointed Dame Judith Hackitt to lead an independent review of building regulations and fire safety. In her May 2018 report, Building a safer future , Dame Judith outlined a new approach... More
    Closed 12 October 2022
  • How the golden thread is managed and stored (in occupation)

    This area of the consultation on implementing the new regime for occupied higher-risk buildings and relates to how the golden thread (and the information and documents within the golden thread) is stored and managed. The golden thread is a key part of the more stringent building safety regime. Having a golden thread of accessible and transferrable information will ensure that the right people have the right information at the right time to manage the building safely. ... More
    Closed 12 October 2022
  • Golden thread contents (in occupation)

    This area of the consultation on implementing the new regime for occupied higher-risk buildings relates to the information and documents that have to be stored in the golden thread (the contents of the golden thread). The golden thread is a key part of the new, more stringent building safety regime. Having a golden thread of accurate and up to date information will enable the people responsible for a building to manage it in a way that ensures the safety... More
    Closed 12 October 2022
  • Duties on the principal accountable person and accountable person(s) to provide information

    This area of the consultation on implementing the new regime for occupied higher-risk buildings relates to the duties on the principal accountable person and accountable person(s) to provide information to various person(s) or organisations including residents and the Building Safety Regulator. The principal accountable person and accountable person(s) will have to share information with various people and organisations at different points in the building lifecycle. This will... More
    Closed 12 October 2022
  • Equalities assessment for the consultation on implementing the new building control regime for higher-risk buildings and wider changes to the building regulations for all buildings

    This area of the consultation on implementing the new building control regime for higher-risk buildings and wider changes to the building regulations for all buildings relates to the the equalities impact of our proposals. More
    Closed 12 October 2022
  • Residents' Voice

    This area of the consultation on implementing the new regime for occupied higher-risk buildings relates to residents' voice. Residents and leaseholders should be safe and feel safe in their homes. We are introducing a set of specific residents’ voice requirements that will ensure all residents are informed about building safety, are engaged in discussions about how to keep their building safe (including their own responsibilities) and are empowered to challenge unsafe or unreasonable... More
    Closed 12 October 2022
  • Consultation on implementing the new building control regime for higher-risk buildings and wider changes to the building regulations for all buildings

    There are 12 consultation sections in this area. These consultations all relate to the proposed changes to Building Regulations under Part Three of the Building Safety Act 2022. A HTML version of this consultations can be found here . Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the Government appointed Dame Judith Hackitt to lead an Independent Review of Building regulations and Fire Safety. In her final report , Dame Judith Hackitt outlined a new approach to managing fire and structural... More
    Closed 12 October 2022
  • New dutyholder roles and responsibilities in the building regulations to ensure a stronger focus on compliance with the regulations

    This area of the consultation on implementing the new building control regime for higher-risk buildings and wider changes to the building regulations for all buildings relates to the new dutyholder roles and responsibilities in the building regulations to ensure a stronger focus on compliance with the regulations. More
    Closed 12 October 2022
  • A series of robust hard stops (“gateway points”) to strengthen regulatory oversight before a higher-risk building is occupied

    This area of the consultation on implementing the new building control regime for higher-risk buildings and wider changes to the building regulations for all buildings relates to the series of robust gateway points to strengthen regulatory oversight before a building is occupied. More
    Closed 12 October 2022
  • Regulator's notices

    This area of the consultation on implementing the new building control regime for higher-risk buildings and wider changes to the building regulations for all buildings relates to regulator's notices. More
    Closed 12 October 2022
  • Building work carried out in existing higher-risk buildings (refurbishments)

    This area of the consultation on implementing the new building control regime for higher-risk buildings and wider changes to the building regulations for all buildings relates to building work carried out in existing higher-risk buildings (refurbishments). More
    Closed 12 October 2022
  • A stronger change control process for higher-risk buildings

    This area of the consultation on implementing the new building control regime for higher-risk buildings and wider changes to the building regulations for all buildings relates to a stronger change control process for higher-risk buildings. More
    Closed 12 October 2022
  • Regularisation of building work

    This area of the consultation on implementing the new building control regime for higher-risk buildings and wider changes to the building regulations for all buildings relates to regularisation of building work. More
    Closed 12 October 2022
  • Golden thread – having the right people at the right time to have information to support compliance with all applicable building regulations

    This area of the consultation on implementing the new building control regime for higher-risk buildings and wider changes to the building regulations for all buildings relates to the g olden thread - having the right people at the right time to have information to support compliance with all applicable building regulations. More
    Closed 12 October 2022
  • Mandatory occurrence reporting

    This area of the consultation on implementing the new building control regime for higher-risk buildings and wider changes to the building regulations for all buildings relates to mandatory occurance reporting. More
    Closed 12 October 2022
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