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Consultations

Current National Consultations

Method used to allocate the discretionary element of the 16 to 19 bursary fund to providers – more details here
This open consultation seeks views on the Government’s plans to introduce a new method of allocating discretionary bursary funding to providers, for the 2014 to 2015 academic year onwards. The proposed approach is to use the number of students previously eligible for the pupil premium to estimate disadvantage. The proposals also include attaching an extra weight to disadvantaged students who live in rural areas to reflect the higher transport costs incurred by those students.
Deadline 12th July 2013


Inspection of services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers - more details here
This open consultation from Ofsted seeks views on proposals for the inspection of services for children in need of help and protection, looked after children and care leavers.
Deadline 12th July 2013


Proposals for revisions to the inspection of independent fostering agencies – more details here
This open consultation from Ofsted seeks views on proposals for revisions to the inspection of independent fostering agencies.
Deadline 12th July 2013


Proposals for revisions to the inspection of voluntary adoption agencies – more details here
This open consultation from Ofsted seeks views on proposals for revisions to the inspection of voluntary adoption agencies.
Deadline 12th July 2013


Dealing with breaches of the Equal Pay Law – more details here
The Government has published a second consultation asking businesses about their views on the detail of equal pay audits and the likely contents of impending legislation. Under the proposals only those employers who have breached the law will be ordered to carry out equal pay audits. The Government hopes that the equal pay audit regulations will come into force in 2014.
Deadline 18th July 2013


New Build Empty Property Proposal – more details here
The Government is consulting on its proposals to exempt all newly built commercial property completed between 1 October 2013 and 30 September 2016 from empty property rates for the first 18 months, up to the state aids limits.
Deadline 26th July 2013


Community Energy Call for Evidence – more details here
The Government is seeking views on how local communities can take charge of managing and generating their own energy, ahead of the UK’s first ever Community Energy Strategy.
Deadline 1st August 2013


Transfer of Child Trust Funds to Junior ISAsmore details here
This open consultation considers whether the transfer of savings from Child Trust Funds to Junior ISAs should be allowed and on what basis. The consultation also proposes that voluntary transfers from a Child Trust Funds to a Junior ISA should be allowed if requested by a parent, or guardian of the account.
Deadline 6th August 2013


Insurance in areas of flood risk – more details here
This consultation is seeks views on the Government’s preferred approach to address the future availability and affordability of flood insurance, which is to work with the insurance industry to secure the affordability and availability of flood insurance. Initial agreement has been reached to enable people living in the most flood-prone areas to get affordable flood insurance. This would replace the current voluntary agreement (the Statement of Principles). Government will also seek powers in reserve to regulate for affordable cover.
Deadline 8 August 2013


Police Powers to stop and search – more details here
This consultation seeks views on the police powers of stop and search in relation to street crime, burglary, antisocial behaviour, and public order offences such as riots and violent protests.
Deadline 13th August 2013


GCSE subject content and assessment objectives – more details here
This consultation seeks views on proposals for the subject content and assessment objectives of the new GCSEs for English language, English literature, mathematics, science, history, geography, modern languages and ancient language.
Deadline 20 August 2013


Migrant access to the NHS – more details here
This open consultation seeks views on migrants’ access and financial contribution to the NHS - who should be charged in future, what services they should be charged for, and how it can be ensured that the system is better able to identify patients who should be charged. The proposals include: making temporary residents from outside of the EU contribute to the cost of their healthcare, for instance through a levy that then enables them to access NHS services, or through health insurance; ending free access to primary care for all visitors and tourists; and introducing more practical and easier ways for the NHS to identify whether someone is not eligible for free healthcare.
Deadline 28 August 2013


Improving corporate accountability in health and social care – more details here
This open consultation seeks views on proposals to hold providers of health and social care to account where there are serious failures in care. It proposes that all directors of providers registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – NHS hospitals, private hospitals and care homes – must meet a new fit and proper person test. The CQC will be able to insist on the removal of directors that fail this test.
Deadline 6 September 2013


Refreshing the NHS Mandate – more details here
The Government is consulting on refreshing the Mandate to NHS England, which sets the Government’s ambitions for the NHS. The Mandate is refreshed annually in accordance with the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It is proposed that the refreshed Mandate will include actions being taken forward by NHS England in response to the Francis Report to transform the care people receive, and the development of a vulnerable older people plan - to improve support for older people and those with long term conditions.
Deadline 27th September 2013

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