UK National Soapbox Rules under discussion
There have been a set of National Soapbox Rules around for a few years now, and some events have adopted them as a separate class which they run alongside their own "local class" carties. However, the National Rules are very restrictive, which may explain why there are still only a handful of carties built to the National spec' and the mooted "National Championships" has largely failed to get off the ground.
In an attempt to open up the National competition a bit, a discussion has been started over on the UKGSA's forum. I'm optimistic that something constructive will come of it and that we might have a meaningful National Championship Series next year. See the discussion for futher details.