ACEArts Council England have begun consulting with library experts on Envisioning the library of the future - a programme of research & consultation that will help them to shape what libraries should be in the future. 

In mid March 2012, an online consultation will open to all, with a series of short articles prompting public thoughts & opinions on the future of public library services, providing a deep understanding of the public value of libraries.
Recently ACE announced 13 successful Libraries Development Initiative projects that tested new approaches to library service delivery.  The learning from these projects, and learning from Envisioning the library of the future consultation, will help us shape future library policy.
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EU News: The European Commission has launched an in-depth consultation on the future of European company law.  Europe needs a company law framework that is adapted to the needs of the society of yesterday and to the evolution of the economic environment.  It is now time to see whether yesterday's needs are still met by the existing legal framework (closes 14 May 2012).
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CC: The Competition Commission (CC) is consulting on draft rules setting out how it will deal with appeals against decisions made by Ofcom on postal service price controls. Responses from interested parties are invited by 21 March 2012 and should be made in writing either by email or letter.
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CLG: Sir Adrian Montague has issued a call for evidence for his review of how to encourage greater investment in privately rented properties.  The review is part of the Government's Housing Strategy, and will examine how to boost investment in rental properties - helping support the rapid growth of the private rented sector by increasing the supply of affordable homes. 

Submissions are sought by 31 March 2012 and Sir Adrian plans to report his findings & possible recommendations to Ministers in June 2012.
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