DECC: Solar PV & biomass power will play an important role in boosting our energy security & tackling climate change, Energy Secretary Ed Davey said recently. This came as proposals to provide certainty for investors and pave the way for construction of new plant powered by sustainable biomass were published - see links for consultation closure dates..
LC: Following its 2012 consultation on marital property agreements (‘pre-nups’), the Law Commission has opened a supplementary consultation on needs and non-matrimonial property, which closes on 11 December 2012..
The review is looking at two specific aspects of the law relating to financial provision on divorce:
*to what extent one spouse should be required to meet the other’s financial needs, and what exactly is meant by needs
*what happens to property that one of the partners owned before the relationship or acquired during the course of it
Defra: The Government must work with farmers and vets in collaboration to do all we can to stop TB spreading. Through the new Animal Health and Welfare Board for England (AHWBE), the Government is asking all those involved in the fight against TB to work together and tell us directly about their ideas for improving the ways we work in tackling the disease.
People can give their views through the Farmers Weekly website or by writing directly to the Board at: AHWBE (Bovine TB Call for Views), Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR. Every recommendation will be carefully considered and the AHWBE is also touring the country to ask farmers & veterinarians directly for their views. Consultation closes on 19 October 2012..
DfT: In March 2012, the Government published Green Light for Better Buses, in which they set out their plans for improving local bus subsidy arrangements & regulations in England outside London. At that time they undertook to consult on these proposals and now they have published that consultation, which closes on 12 November 2012..