CBI: The CBI has responded to the launch of a Department for Business consultation (closes on 24 July 2012) on private actions in competition law.
EU News: EU Transport Commissioner, Siim Kallas, has set out the Commission's priorities for passenger ship safety. The keynote speech was delivered at a major passenger ship safety conference in Brussels, hosted by the Commission, to launch a consultation with stakeholders on the priority actions to come.
The public consultation on passenger ship safety will end on 5 July 2012. This will be followed by a workshop for stakeholders to present input received. On the basis of this consultation, as well as the 2 years technical work, the Commission will present its first legislative proposals before the end of 2012.
FRC: The Financial Reporting Council has begun a consultation on proposed revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code and International Standards on Auditing (UK & Ireland) to give effect to its Effective Company Stewardship proposals. The FRC is also consulting on updates to the Stewardship Code.
Comments on the proposed changes to the Code & Guidance are requested by 13 July 2012. Subject to the outcome of the consultations, all the proposed changes will apply to financial years beginning on or after 1 October 2012.
EH: English Heritage has started a consultation on the historic & architectural significance of a number of historic railway buildings, bridges and tunnels along the 116 miles of track of the Great Western main line (closes on 9 May 2012).