Consultation Papers

Below is a full list of recent consultations that the RMI have submitted responses to. Alternatively, you can click on the links below to search for consultation responses relevant to a specific policy area, or search by date using the navigation to the right of the screen.

APPRENTICESHIPS LEVY: EMPLOYER OWNED APPRENTICESHIPS TRAINING

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) consulted on the proposal to implement an apprenticeships levy on large employers. The levy will enable employers to choose and pay for apprenticeship training. 

The consultation invites comments on:

  • how to pay the levy
  • how the levy should work for employers who operate across the whole of the UK
  • how to make sure that employers paying the levy have the opportunity to get more out than they put in
  • how to best to give employers control of apprenticeships 

More detail on the levy rate and scope will be provided later in the year. 

The RMI's IGA, NFDA, NAB and NMDA all directly contributed to the RMI's over position and response. 

For a summary of the Government's consultation response, click here.

PRA RESPONSE TO: DRAFT REGULATIONS ON THE SALE AND MANUFACTURE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS

This consultation seeks views on draft regulations on implementing the revised EU Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU).

The revised EU Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) will replace existing legislation on regulating the sale and manufacture of tobacco products and for the first time regulate e-cigarettes and herbal products. It will apply from 20 May 2016.

The UK has some flexibility in how it might choose to implement the new rules. The purpose of this consultation is to seek further information on the impact of the Directive and flexibilities to inform the government’s final decisions on implementation.

The PRA has placed emphasis on the importance of transposition periods and ensuring that any adverse effects on business are minimal in regards to sales and revenue. 

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