Our consultations page, updated each week to help you have your say.

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Welcome to our consultations page, where you can find out the latest consultations that affect you and your organisation. We'll tell you how to reply and which we'll be replying to - and how you can help us with our responses.


Current consultations - updated 24.6.16

Click on a consultation title for further details about it.

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Policy area Title Source Summary Deadline

Developing black and minority ethnic talent: issues faced by businesses - McGregor-Smith review

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

We are seeking views on the issues faced by businesses in developing people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds in the labour market.


Diversity in Film and TV

Diverse Cymru

Diverse Cymru is a leading Welsh equality charity. We have been commissioned by the Welsh Government to conduct independent research into diversity in film and TV.

The project aims to increase understanding and awareness of under-representation in the industry. We will be gathering the views from members of the public as well as experts in the field.

Finance and Law

Consultation on Procurement Regulation in Wales

Welsh Government

The purpose of this consultation is to provide an opportunity for interested stakeholders to contribute views and opinions regarding plans for the introduction of legislation on public procurement activity undertaken by the Welsh Public Sector. The "Welsh Public Sector" are contracting authorities whose functions are wholly or mainly Welsh devolved functions.

WCVA will be submitting a response to this consultation. If you have any comments that you would like us to include in our response please e.mail ewaldron@wcva.org.uk by 14 June 2016

General Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme HM Revenue & Customs

At Autumn Statement 2015 the government announced that it would bring forward the planned review of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme.

This document, which has been informed by responses to the government's call for evidence, sets out specific proposals for simplifying the scheme rules to help ensure as many eligible charities as possible can benefit.

General Consultation user survey Welsh Government

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General Big Lottery Fund draft directions: England, Isle of Man, UK-wide

Cabinet Office

We are seeking views on proposed new policy directions for the allocation of Big Lottery Funds in England, Isle of Man and UK-wide funding programmes.

General Consultation on power to disqualify from acting as a trustee

The Charity Commission

The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 gives the commission a power to disqualify individuals from acting as trustees. While a person is disqualified under this power they are also disqualified from holding senior management positions in the charity or charities concerned.

The power will enable the commission to disqualify, for a proportionate period, individuals who are unfit to be a trustee in order to protect a charity or charities generally, other trustees and the public.

WCVA will be responding to this consultation. Please send any comments to Emma Waldron on ewaldron@wcva.org.uk by 1 August 2016.

General Matters of material significance

The Charity Commission

The Charity Commission for England and Wales (CCEW) and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) previously published a single list of matters to be reported to the regulators by Auditors and Independent Examiners which was consistent for England, Wales and Scotland. The proposed new list of material matters to be reported to the regulators follows the establishment of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI) and takes account of our experience of regulation to date.

All three charity regulators are interested in your views. In summary we are seeking your views on:
•whether the matters outlined are the correct matters which should be reported to us
•the descriptions of the matters - are they clear and helpful?
•if there are any other matters which should be included, or indeed any matters which should be removed, and if so, why?


Consultation on updating the framework for independent examination

Charity Commission

Your views are sought on the proposed new Directions for independent examination and supporting guidance.


Lammy Review of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) representation in the Criminal Justice System: call for evidence

Ministry of Justice

This is an independent review and will consider the treatment of, and outcomes for, BAME individuals within the criminal justice system in England and Wales.

It will address issues arising from the Crown Prosecution Service onwards, including the court system, prisons and young offender institutions and rehabilitation in the community. 

Local Government

Language, work and bilingual services

Welsh Government

Report of the Working Group on the Welsh Language and Local Government.

The Working Group presented its report to the Minister for Finance and Local Government who made a statement to the Assembly on 14 June 2016. The Welsh Government would welcome the views of Local Authorities and other stakeholders on the report and recommendations of the Working Group.




This list will update every Friday. To add a new consultation, please email Catrin Roberts on croberts@wcva.org.uk.

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