Current Consultations and Enquiries

CIWM likes to respond, as best it can, to all consultations therefore input from members is vital.  If you would like to submit a response to any consultation below please send your comments to the Technical Team on at least one week before the closing date of the consultation.

New consultations and closing date reminders are always posted on News Online (the weekly Technical Newsletter sent to CIWM members), this page shows the list of consolidated UK wide consultations that CIWM are aware of, however, CIWM will not necessarily be responding to every consultation in this list.

Responses to past consultations can be viewed using the links in the box on the right of this page.  If you require any further information please contact the Technical Team.

Current consultations awaiting response:


HMRC: Landfill Tax: disposals not made a landfill sites – closes 18 February 2018

A consultation on the secondary legislation to extend Landfill Tax to illegal waste sites and clarify the definition of ‘taxable disposal’ is now available.  It is proposed, from 1 April 2018, HMRC will be making two changes to the Landfill Tax regime, which will affect both permitted and non-permitted sites in England and Northern Ireland.

Draft New London Plan – closes 2 March 2018

Consultation on the Spatial Development Strategy for Greater London is now open.  The plan details of how to respond are available here.


European Commission: Public consultation on EU funds in the area of strategic infrastructure – closes 8 March 2018

In 2018, the Commission will make comprehensive proposals for the next generation of financial programmes for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, which is the EU's long–term budget.  The Commission's proposals will be designed to make it possible for the EU to deliver on the things that matter most, in areas where it can achieve more than Member States acting alone. This requires a careful assessment both of what has worked well in the past and what could be improved in the future. This consultation is an integral part of the process and its objective is to collect the views of all interested parties on how to make the most of every euro of the EU budget.  Questionnaire for responses is available here.


BEIS: Contracts for Difference (CfD): proposed amendments to the scheme – closes 9 March 2018

BEIS are seeking views on proposed amendments the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, which provides support for new low carbon electricity generation projects, to enable it to continue to support new generation and provide best value for bill payers in coming years.


National Policy Statement for new nuclear above 1GW post 2025: siting criteria and process – closes 15 March 2018

Proposed process and criteria to designate potentially suitable sites as part of a new National Policy Statement (NPS) for nuclear power above 1GW single reactor capacity for deployment between 2026 and the end of 2035.


Defra: consultation on proposals to tackle crime and poor performance in the waste sector and introduce a new fixed penalty for the waste duty of care – closes 26 March 2017

This consultation seeks views on measures to reduce waste crime and poor performance at waste sites and introducing a fixed penalty to discourage household waste being fly-tipped. Defra are looking to do this by enforcing more appropriate competence standards for permitted waste site operators.  Also proposing to make changes to waste exemptions.  Defra are also seeking views on best ways to improve householder awareness of their waste duty of care.

Defra: Invasive non-native species regulations: enforcement – closes 3 April 2018

Defra are seeking viewing on proposals to introduce penalties to enforce the EU regulation on invasive and non-native species.  These penalties will apply to offences in England and Wales.





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