Consultations

BCE:  The Boundary Commission for England has published online all the responses received on its initial proposals for the new Parliamentary constituencies.  The publication of the responses marks the start of a public consultation where people can let the Commission know the extent to which they disagree with or support any of those earlier representations made by others.  People should send their written comments to the Commission by midday on 3 April 2012.

Press release ~ Boundary Commission for England (BCE)

WAG:  Business Minister Edwina Hart has urged people to participate in a call for evidence (by 18 April 2012) from the expert group considering the potential role of city regions in delivering more jobs & greater prosperity in Wales.

Press release & links

WAG:  A Welsh Government consultation that will examine the problems experienced by drivers using the M4 between Magor and Castleton, near Newport, has begun. 

The M4 Corridor Enhancement Measures Consultation will run until 6 June 2012 and provide the public with a number of different opportunities through exhibitions, workshops, response forms & websites to share the problems that they experience on this particular stretch of the M4 and voice their opinions on how best to tackle these issues.

Press release & links

FSA:  The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has published proposed guidance for firms that sold payment protection insurance (PPI) and are beginning to contact customers who may have been mis-sold a policy but have yet to complain.  The consultation ends on 3 April 2012.

The guidance outlines steps firms should take when writing to these customers.  It stresses the importance of these communications explaining clearly why the customer may have been mis-sold and could be entitled to redress, what the customer should do to respond to the firm, the time limits involved and the need to act promptly. 

Press release & links

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