Closed consultations

  • Service charge transparency requirements: ongoing costs of the new building safety regime - consultation and call for evidence

    Scope of the consultation Topic of this consultation: The Building Safety Act 2022 establishes new legal duties for landlords and building owners of higher-risk residential buildings to keep their building safe. There will be an ongoing cost associated with complying with some of these building safety duties, which can be passed to leaseholders through the service charge. The consultation and call for evidence seeks views on: the proposed... More
    Closed 31 March 2023
  • Alternative cost recovery for remediation works: consultation on proposals to make regulations and statutory guidance under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985

    Scope of the consultation Topic of this consultation: This consultation seeks views on statutory guidance and policy proposals for legislation that would create a duty for landlords to take reasonable steps to ensure that all alternative avenues of cost recovery have been explored before passing remediation costs on to leaseholders. This consultation seeks views on proposals for: the buildings and defects to which the new duty should apply the... More
    Closed 31 March 2023
  • Consultation on revised SoS directions to RSH on tenant involvement and mutual exchange

    This consultation seeks views on proposed Directions from the Secretary of State to the Regulator of Social Housing, using powers under section 197 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (“the 2008 Act”). The Social Housing White Paper included a commitment to introduce a proactive consumer regulation regime. We have reviewed the existing directions covering tenant involvement and mutual exchange to ensure they are suitable for the new regulatory framework. These... More
    Closed 30 March 2023
  • Local Government Pension Scheme: Changes to the Scheme Advisory Board Cost Management Process (CMP)

    This consultation seeks views on proposals to amend the rules of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) in England and Wales. It covers amendments to the scheme regulations governing the Scheme Advisory Board (SAB) cost management process (CMP). The SAB ‘cost management process’ is provided for in regulation 116 of the LGPS Regulations 2013 and operates symmetrically, so that if valuations show that the costs of providing benefits have risen or fallen outside of a target... More
    Closed 24 March 2023
  • Sprinklers in care homes, removal of national classes, and staircases in residential building

    Consultation proposal on options to recommend sprinklers in care homes, remove national classifications from Approved Document B, and recommend a maximum height threshold for the use of one staircase in blocks of flats. More
    Closed 17 March 2023
  • Consultation for changes to the building control profession and the building control process for approved inspectors (in future to be known as registered building control approvers)

    Scope of the consultation Topic of this consultation: This consultation sets out the detailed requirements needed to implement the changes brought about by the Building Safety Act 2022. It seeks views on: Approved inspectors becoming registered building control approvers, and implications for their existing work. Restriction of activities and functions for building control bodies, both public and private. Length of registrations... More
    Closed 14 March 2023
  • Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill: Reforms to National Planning Policy

    This consultation seeks views on our proposed approach to updating the National Planning Policy Framework. We are also seeking views on our proposed approach to preparing National Development Management Policies, how we might develop policy to support levelling up, and how national planning policy is currently accessed by users. A fuller review of the Framework will be required in due course, and its content will depend on the implementation of the government’s... More
    Closed 2 March 2023
  • Request for views: Deadline for category 1 authorities to make draft accounts available for public inspection 

    In March 2021 The Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2021 came in force. This amended the requirements about when accounts must be made available for public inspection for the 20/21 and 21/22 accounts, and provided that the period for the exercise of public rights needed to commence on or before the first working day in August in the following financial year. These deadlines were extended for two years to reflect the extraordinary pressures affecting the local audit market,... More
    Closed 2 March 2023
  • Annual Revaluation date change in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)

    This consultation seeks views on changing the Local Government Pension Scheme for England and Wales (LGPS) annual revaluation date from 1 April to 6 April. This is to mitigate against the impact of high inflation on LGPS revaluation this year and consequent tax liabilities arising as a result. These tax liabilities would arise because the timing of LGPS revaluation on 1 April is not aligned with HMRC’s process for assessing the annual allowance tax charge. The proposed change would bring... More
    Closed 24 February 2023
  • Code of conduct for registered building inspectors

    The Building Safety Regulator (BSR) will be operating as part of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) from April 2023. Building control professionals will have to register with the BSR to perform building control work in England. The code of conduct sets out standards of professional conduct and practice that registered building inspectors are expected to meet. More
    Closed 23 February 2023
  • Professional conduct rules for Registered Building Control Approvers

    The Building Safety Regulator (BSR) will be operating as part of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) from April 2023. Building control professionals will have to register with the BSR to perform building control work in England. The professional conduct rules sets out standards of professional conduct and practice that registered building control approvers are expected to meet. More
    Closed 17 February 2023
  • Consultation on building safety director proposals

    This consultation is about the appointment of a building safety director to support resident-led organisations in complying with their duties under Part 4 of the Building Safety Act 2022 to the board of directors of: Resident Management Companies through the proposed Resident Management Companies (Building Safety Directors) Regulations ; and RTM Companies through proposed amendments to the (Model Articles)... More
    Closed 7 February 2023
  • Consultation on the Building Safety Levy 2022

    This consultation seeks views on the technical details and implementation of the Building Safety Levy (hereinafter the levy), which will apply to new residential buildings requiring building control approval in England, for the purpose of meeting building safety expenditure. This levy was announced in February 2021 to ensure the taxpayer does not pay for the necessary remediation of buildings safety defects. The body responsible for the consultation is the Department for... More
    Closed 7 February 2023
  • The Building Safety Levy consultation

    Consultation description This consultation seeks views on the design and implementation of the Building Safety 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. The levy was announced in February 2021 and will ensure the taxpayer and leaseholders do not pay for the necessary remediation of building safety defects. The consultation covers the... More
    Closed 7 February 2023
  • Technical consultation on consequential changes to the homelessness legislation

    Scope of the consultation Topic of this consultation: This consultation seeks views on the consequential amendments to homelessness legislation as a result of the Renters Reform Bill, namely, the removal of section 21 evictions, assured shorthold tenancies and fixed-term tenancies. This consultation aims to identify and understand the impacts these changes will have on the sector, to ensure local authorities can... More
    Closed 25 January 2023
  • Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement 2023/24 Consultation

    This consultation seeks views on the proposals for the Local Government Finance Settlement for 2023/24. More
    Closed 16 January 2023
  • Homes for Ukraine - Learning English survey

    This is a survey to enable Ukrainian guests to opt in to take part in user research. More
    Closed 2 January 2023
  • Screener Survey - Meta

    To take part in the trial, read the below information and complete the brief survey. What is the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC)? DLUHC is a central UK Government department, supporting UK-wide communities to thrive, making them great places to live and work. DLUHC is collaborating with Softwire (a non-partisan digital consultancy) to deliver the 'Apply for a Voter Authority Certificate' service. What’s the project about? ... More
    Closed 2 January 2023
  • Homes for Ukraine - Learning English survey - Ukrainian

    This is a survey to enable Ukrainian guests to opt in to take part in user research. More
    Closed 2 January 2023
  • Homes for Ukraine - Learning English survey - Russian

    This is a survey to enable Ukrainian guests to opt in to take part in user research. More
    Closed 2 January 2023
  • Screener Survey - RTV

    To take part in the trial, read the below information and complete the brief survey. What is the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC)? DLUHC is a central UK Government department, supporting UK-wide communities to thrive, making them great places to live and work. DLUHC is collaborating with Softwire (a non-partisan digital consultancy) to deliver the 'Apply for a Voter Authority Certificate' service. What’s the project about? ... More
    Closed 2 January 2023
  • Building inspector Competence Framework (BICoF) consultation

    The Building inspector Competence Framework (BICoF) applies to all who wish to register with the BSR as a Building Inspector, whether they work in the private or public sector. More
    Closed 9 December 2022
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (England and Wales): Governance and reporting of climate change risk

    This consultation seeks views on proposals to require Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) administering authorities in England and Wales to assess, manage and report on climate-related risks, in line with the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). More
    Closed 24 November 2022
  • AfEO Phase 2

    Closed 18 November 2022
  • Call for evidence - leaseholder-owned buildings (11m+ or 5 Storeys+)

    During its passage through Parliament, the government made several changes to the now Building Safety Act 2022 to protect qualifying leaseholders in buildings above 11m or 5 storeys from the costs of remediating their buildings. The government made the decision that the leaseholder protection provisions in Part 5 of the Act would not apply to leaseholder-owned and commonhold buildings. This was because leaseholders, in their capacity as freeholders would still have had to pay to remedy... More
    Closed 14 November 2022
  • HSE Consultation: Building Safety Operational Standards Rules

    The Building Safety Regulator (BSR) will be operating as part of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) from April 2023. We want to hear your views on the proposed operational standards rules (OSRs) we are developing for building control bodies. We are consulting on: OSRs BSR monitoring arrangements including reportable data and key performance indicators (KPIs) for building control bodies the strategic context for building control oversight The OSRs use the... More
    Closed 25 October 2022
  • A Decent Homes Standard in the private rented sector: consultation

    We are consulting on introducing a Decent Homes Standard in the private rented sector. Thank you for taking the time to respond. More
    Closed 14 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
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