We’ve heard about a selection of consultations taking place that might be of interest to our Members:

Improving access to social housing for members of the Armed Forces – Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

The government states that it is committed to ensuring that those who serve in the Armed Forces and their families, and those who have served in the past, should face no disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public services.

This consultation sets out proposals for new statutory guidance for local authorities to assist members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families, to access social housing.

This consultation closes on 8 March 2019.  For details, and to take part see the Gov.uk website.


Pregnancy and maternity discrimination: extending redundancy protection for women and new parents – Department for Business, Energy and industrial Strategy

This consultation seeks views on extending redundancy protection for pregnant women and new parents. It also sets out more widely what the department is doing to tackle pregnancy and maternity discrimination, and explain the current law on redundancy protection.

Recommendations include extending the current provision to the whole of the pregnancy and a period after, and the consultation looks at how best to achieve that, and how to include shared parental leave and adoption leave in the new arrangements.

The consultation closes on 5 April 2019.  For details and to take part, see the Gov.uk website.


Food labelling: changing food allergen information laws – DEFRA and Food Standards Agency

Seeking views on changing the food allergen information laws for food prepacked on the premises where it is sold (like sandwiches or salads).

The consultation closes on 29 March 2019.  For details and to take part, see the DEFRA website.


Housing needs in St Mawgan in Pydar – Cornwall Council

St. Mawgan-in-Pydar Parish Council and Cornwall Council are working in partnership to conduct an online survey to establish the need for housing and help to ascertain what kind of housing, including affordable housing local people in the parish need.

The results of this survey will help the Parish Council in planning for future development. Please complete this survey even if you are already registered with Cornwall Homechoice or Help to Buy South-West.

The consultation closes 8 March 2019.  To take part, visit the Cornwall Council website.

Any open Cornwall Council consultations can be found on their website, together with results of previous consultations.