Current Consultations

Please find below a comprehensive list of current consultations in which views of Chamber members are sought. The Chamber's Area Committees based in Andover, Basingstoke, Rushmoor & Hart,  Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester, as well as the Chamber's Planning and Transport Committee and Professional Services Forum are all actively engaged and contribute to the vast majority of the Chamber's responses. 

National Industrial Strategy - Your Views Count 

The Government want to build an industrial strategy that addresses long-term challenges to the UK economy. The aim of the industrial strategy is to improve living standards and economic growth by increasing productivity and driving growth across the whole country. The green paper sets out the Government's approach and some early actions that they have committed to take. 

This paper sets out how they propose to build a modern industrial strategy. It is not intended to be the last word, but to start a consultation.This is a public consultation to which we hope anyone with an interest will respond. The Government welcomes your comments as part of a broad discussion on the approach and ideas set out, in order to make the industrial strategy effective in delivering an economy that works for everyone.

Responses should be submitted no later than 17th April 2017 using the CitizenSpace online consultation platform:

Details of forthcoming engagements will be set out at:

Alternatively, responses can be sent by email (, or to the following postal address:

Industrial Strategy Team Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

1 Victoria Street, London


Government launches review of corporate governance  

A new public consultation has been launched on measures to strengthen corporate governance:

The UK has long been regarded as a world-leader in corporate governance, combining high standards with low burdens and flexibility. It is an important part of what makes the UK such an attractive place for both business and investors. We want to build on these strengths and further enhance our competitiveness.

The green paper asks for views on:

  • executive pay
  • employee and customer voice
  • corporate governance in large private businesses

Suggestions on how to address the corporate governance challenges are welcomed by the 17th of February: 

Email or write to: 

Corporate Governance Reform Team
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
3rd Floor, Spur 1
1 Victoria Street

British Chambers of Commerce Podcast - Tune in Live 

The latest BCC podcast, talking about Heathrow decision, what it means for business, other airports, and infrastructure in general. 

 You can download or listen to the podcast in several ways:


Consultation on major, long term infrastructure challenges

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) is putting together its first National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA) and would like input from everyone by 10 February  in response to its Call for Evidence. 

Here is the link to all the information and how to respond at

Alternatively, you may email your comment to for inclusion in the Hampshire Chamber response.

 The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has been established to provide the government with impartial, expert advice on major long term infrastructure challenges and its objectives are to support sustainable economic growth across all regions of the UK, improve competitiveness and improve quality of life.  The infrastructure sectors it covers are transport, digital communications, energy, water/waste water (drainage/sewerage), flood risk management and solid waste.

THE ROAD TO GROWTH: Maximising the economic contribution of Highways England and the Strategic Road Network