EC: The European Commission has published; ‘EU Citizens' Rights – The way forward’:  Consultation on how to strengthen the rights stemming from Union Citizenship

A substantial legal framework is in place to ‘guarantee’ EU citizens the rights stemming from Union citizenship and the Commission is implementing measures to ensure that citizens are aware of their rights and to secure the full implementation of these rights.

However, there remains a gap between the applicable legal rules & the practical reality citizens are faced with in their daily life, hence the this consultation (closes on 14 June 2010).  

The ideas being put forward will inform the policy debate at a conference which will be organised by the Commission on 1 – 2 July 2010 and the preparation of the Communication on Citizenship scheduled for October 2010.
Press release ~ Click HERE for more information
CQC: A new Care Quality Commission consultation (closes on Wednesday, 16 June 2010) looks at the proposed fees scheme for independent healthcare & adult social care providers who will be registered under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 from 1 October 2010.
It is an interim fees scheme, which will last for 6 months from 1 October 2010 - 31 March 2011.  The consultation document also sets out the arrangements for continuing charges for registrations, variations and annual fees under the existing schemes from 1 April - 30 September 2010.  

There will be no fee for the transitional application providers will need to make to enter the new registration system.  The consultation runs until & they will publish their final plans later in 2010.  
Later this year they will launch a public consultation on the fees they propose for registration for all providers from 1 April 2011.
Press release ~ Consultation document ~ Legal fees scheme ~ Regulatory impact assessment ~ Register your feedback via online form
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