It’s Friday, let’s round up some consultations! Here are some fresh from the Delib Aggregator that we’ve been looking at this week.

The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy are consulting on salaried workers and salary sacrifice schemes.

The UK Government is committed to ensuring that all workers are paid National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage. They are seeking the public’s views on proposed changes to the regulations surrounding the National Minimum Wage relating to salaried hours. The government want to support employers to comply with legislation to make things fair for employees and companies alike.

Screenshot of the consultation overview page

The Environment Agency are consulting… on consulting.

They are proposing revisions to their public participation statement for environmental permitting. The statement explains when and how they consult on permit applications and standard rules for environmental permits. They want to collect people’s views on the revisions and have used fact banks throughout the consultation to keep people informed while they respond.

Screenshot of a page within the consultation

Food Standards Scotland are asking for views on Food Traceability, Withdrawals and Recalls.

Food Standards Scotland are consulting on newly developed guidance which will assist food enforcement authorities and Food Business Operators dealing with food withdrawals and recalls and food laws. They have included drop downs and some excellent branding to create an informative and attractive survey.

Screenshot of page two of the consultation

The Ministry of Health in New Zealand are consulting on the Therapeutic Products Regulatory Scheme.

“A Therapeutic Products Bill (the Bill) is being developed to replace the Medicines Act 1981 (and its associated regulations) and establish a new regulatory scheme for therapeutic products.” The detailed overview and drop downs provide all of the key information needed to complete the consultation and the purpose of it is to gain feedback from the sector on the key policy issues.

Screenshot of a page within the consultation

The UK Department for Education are running a consultation on children’s social care providers.

They are looking for feedback from key stakeholders on proposed changes to a piece of legislation (that has a very snappy title): Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (Children’s Homes etc.) Regulations 2015.

Screenshot of the consultation overview page

The Scottish Government are seeking views on Scottish Charity Law.

It has been 13 years since the passage of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 which forms the basis of the legislative framework for charities in Scotland. Due to the changing environment that charities are operating in, the Scottish Government want to check how well the current arrangements are working and explore potential improvements. Their aim is to increase transparency and accountability in charities.

Screenshot of the consultation overview


An important bunch of issues this week! We’ll be back with more next Friday.