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  • 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... 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
  • 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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: ... More
    Closed 12 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... More
    Closed 12 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... More
    Closed 7 October 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... More
    Closed 7 October 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... More
    Closed 30 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. ... More
    Closed 23 September 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
  • 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... More
    Closed 31 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... More
    Closed 26 August 2022
  • AfEO 6 month extension

    Closed 18 August 2022
  • 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... More
    Closed 21 July 2022
  • Consultation on compulsory purchase - compensation reforms

    Compulsory purchase is the power to acquire land and property without the consent of the owner. It is an important tool for assembling land needed to help deliver social, environmental and economic change. The Government’s High Street Strategy, published in July 2021, emphasised the... More
    Closed 19 July 2022
  • Technical consultation on street naming

    Topic of this consultation: How streets are named, and how names can be changed forms part of the programme to level up the United Kingdom. Local street names form part of the local identity that helps create a sense of pride in place; how they are changed forms part of the process that... More
    Closed 22 May 2022
  • Local Connection Requirements for Social Housing for Victims of Domestic Abuse

    During the passage of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 concerns were raised relating to removing local connection tests for domestic abuse victims who apply for social housing. The government wishes to consult on regulations to prevent local authorities applying a local connection to victims of... More
    Closed 10 May 2022
  • Consultation on the Impacts of Joint Tenancies on Victims of Domestic Abuse

    Topic of this consultation: The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is seeking views on the impacts of the law on joint tenancies on victims of domestic abuse in the social rented sector. We are interested in whether: perpetrators are using their ability to... More
    Closed 10 May 2022
  • Vagrancy Act Consultation

    This consultation seeks views on the replacement of offences previously held in the Vagrancy Act. This covers the following areas: How to replace the offences in the Vagrancy Act which prohibit begging in an appropriate way that prioritises getting individuals into support; ... More
    Closed 5 May 2022
  • Levelling Up

    We are fortunate to live in one of the most dynamic, diverse, free and successful countries in the world, but that success is not being shared fairly across the whole of the United Kingdom. That’s changing as we allocate the first round of our £4.8 billion Levelling Up Fund to... More
    Closed 13 April 2022
  • Diwygio’r systemau lesddaliad a chyfunddaliad yng Nghymru a Lloegr

    Trosolwg Diwygio’r systemau lesddaliad a chyfunddaliad yng Nghymru a Lloegr. Mae’r ymgynghoriad hwn yn ceisio barn ar ddiwygiadau i’r system lesddaliad a chyfunddaliad yn dilyn argymhellion yn adroddiadau Comisiwn y Gyfraith a gyhoeddwyd yng Ngorffennaf 2020. ... More
    Closed 22 February 2022
  • Business Rates Review: technical consultation

    This consultation sets out how the government intends to give effect to a number of measures arising from its recent business rates review. It covers the following areas: Measures to enable more frequent revaluations Improvement relief Support for investment... More
    Closed 22 February 2022
  • Consultation on changes to the capital framework: Minimum Revenue Provision

    Local authorities can freely borrow and invest under legislation and guidance known as the Prudential Framework. Notwithstanding these freedoms, authorities must make sure borrowing is affordable. Where capital expenditure is financed by borrowing, authorities have a statutory duty to set aside... More
    Closed 8 February 2022
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