Consultations

DECC:  The Government recently launched a consultation (closes on 8 June 2012) on plans to amend the technical regulations that support the provisions in the Energy Act 2008 on decommissioning & clean-up of nuclear sites.

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EU News:  The European Commission is seeking views (by the 20 July 2012) on how to cut the costs of setting up new networks for high speed internet in the EU.  In particular, the Commission wants to explore how to reduce the costs associated with civil engineering, such as the digging up of roads to lay down fibre, and which can account for as much as 80% of the total cost. The Commission believes it could cut the cost of broadband investments by a quarter.
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FSA:  The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has recently launched a consultation (closes on 31 July 2012) on establishing a consumer redress scheme, which could deliver more than £100m compensation to investors who were mis-sold the CF Arch cru Investment and Diversified funds.

The FSA’s proposed redress scheme is designed to put investors back into the position they would have been in had they received suitable advice.  This is the first time that the FSA has used this power to implement a consumer redress scheme.

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BIS:  The first review theme for the Government’s Focus on Enforcement campaign is now up & running.  For the next 4 weeks, the Government will be ‘focusing on enforcement that affects small businesses in food manufacturing; and inviting companies to feed back their experiences of working with national regulators and local authorities’. 
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WAG:  The first stage in developing a new innovation strategy for gets underway to ensure Welsh businesses get the necessary support to operate in an increasingly competitive global market.  Business Minister Edwina Hart is launching the first stage of consultation (closes on 23 July 2012) and urging interested organisations & individuals to contribute to the development of the strategy.

The Innovation Strategy for Wales will build on the Science for strategy launched earlier this year, which identified the need for a current complementary strategy to deal with the commercial exploitation of research and development and also the promotion of innovation.

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DECC:  The Government has launched a call for evidence (closes on 28 June 2012) to inform a gas generation strategy to deliver a secure & affordable route to a low carbon economy.  The call for evidence provides a set of questions to help contributors frame responses.  For more information and to submit evidence, visit the DECC website.

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MoD:  The MOD has launched a public consultation (closes on 31 July 2012) on its proposals to revise two undertakings given in respect of land at Warcop Training Area in Cumbria.

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LR:  Land Registry has launched a consultation (closes on 27 July 2012) on proposals to change Land Charges legislation that ‘will enable it to provide a wider range of services online, and close down its telephone ordering service for business customers (Telephone Services), which can be used for both Land Charges and Land Registry applications’.  Demand for Telephone Services has reduced by 95% and continues to fall.

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