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  • 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 - 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ‘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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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