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 13.1.17

Click on a consultation title for further details about it.

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Policy area Title Source Summary Deadline
Children, Young People and Education

First 1,000 Days

National Assembly for Wales

Researchers have identified the First 1,000 days of a child's life-from pregnancy through to a child's 2nd birthday-as a critical window of time that sets the stage for a person's intellectual development and lifelong health. It is a period of enormous potential, but also of enormous vulnerability.

3.2.17
Devolution

A stronger voice for Wales: engaging with Westminster and the devolved institutions

National Assembly for Wales

The Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee have agreed to undertake an inquiry into inter-institutional working. The Committee intends to build on the work already undertaken by other legislatures on this issue, including the  House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee; the  House of Lords Constitution Committee and the  Scottish Parliament's Devolution (Further Powers) Committee.

17.2.17
Education

Teachers' Professional Learning and Education

National Assembly for Wales

The National Assembly for Wales' Children, Young People and Education Committee is undertaking an inquiry on teachers' professional learning and education, in particular, the readiness of the workforce to implement the new curriculum. 

20.1.17
Education

Support funding for students resident in Wales

Welsh Government

We want your views on proposed changes to student support and higher education funding.

14.2.17
Education

Consolidation and revision of the school governance regulatory framework in Wales

Welsh Government

We want your views on proposals to revise and consolidate the school governance regulatory framework in Wales.

17.2.17
Education

Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill

National Assembly for Wales

The  Children, Young People and Education Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the general principles of the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill.

 

24.2.17
Education

School workforce data collection

Welsh Government

We want your views on proposed changes to the collection of individual-level information on the school workforce in Wales.

3.3.17
Education

Harmonising school term dates for 2018 to 2019

Welsh Government

We want your views on proposed term dates for 2018/19 and a draft ministerial direction.

20.3.17
Environment Proposed new car park for Pen y Fan

National Trust

Are you one of the thousands that visit Pen y Fan every year? You may have noticed that South Wales' highest peak is getting busier year on year.

We look after this special place and we'd like to make sure that everyone who visits starts their journey in a safe and fit for purpose car park. For this reason we have submitted a planning application for the improvement to and extension of parking at Pont ar Daf, the most popular access point to climb Pen y Fan. 

28.1.17
Environment Changes to environmental impact assessment regulations

Welsh Government

We want your views on the proposed changes to regulations following the amendment of the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive (2011/92/EU) in 2014.

31.1.17
Environment Reducing emissions from medium combustion plants and generators to improve air quality

Welsh Government

We are consulting jointly with DEFRA on our proposed approach for implementing the Medium Combustion Plant Directive and regulating emissions from generators in England and Wales.

8.2.17
Environment Inquiry into the management of marine protected areas in Wales

National Assembly for Wales

The Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee is calling for evidence to support its inquiry into the managementof marine protected areas in Wales.

10.2.17
Environment Natural Resources Policy development

Welsh Government

We want your views to inform the development of the Natural Resources Policy for Wales.

13.2.17
Environment Bathing water review in Wales 2017

Welsh Government

We want your views on our proposal to designate Glandon beach as a bathing water.

14.2.17
Environment Proposals to ban the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products

Welsh Government

We want your views on proposals to ban the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products which may cause harm to the marine environment.

28.2.17
Environment Fixed penalty notices for small scale fly-tipping

Welsh Government

We are seeking your views on the introduction of regulations to allow enforcing authorities to issue fixed penalty notices for small scale fly-tipping offences.

6.4.17
Equality

Inquiry into Human Rights in Wales

National Assembly for Wales

The Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee has agreed to undertake an inquiry into human rights in Wales.

10.2.17
Finance

The Draft Account and Audit (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

Welsh Government

We want your views on draft regulations which will form part of amendments to the Account and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014. 

6.2.17
General

Inquiry into Lobbying

National Assembly for Wales

The National Assembly of Wales' Standards of Conduct Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the current arrangements relating to lobbying at the National Assembly for Wales.

31.1.17
General

Simplifying the Gift Aid donor benefits rules: further consultation

HM Treasury & HM Revenue & Customs

Seeking views on the Gift Aid donor benefits rules.

3.2.17
General

Work, health and disability: improving lives

Department for Works and Pensions

We are seeking views on what it will take to transform employment prospects for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions. 

17.2.17
General

Should the National Assembly for Wales change its name?

National Assembly for Wales

The  Assembly Commission is seeking the views of Assembly Members, other stakeholders and members of the public on a proposal to change the name of the National Assembly for Wales.

3.3.17
General

Annual return for 2017 - information collected from charities

The Charity Commission

The Annual Return is the primary method that charities use to communicate their activity to the Charity Commission and it contains valuable information to the public about the charity in the public interest. We are seeking your views on changes to the content and structure of the Annual Return for charities and how we target questions so that they only require the information which is needed for regulatory purposes.

9.3.17
Health and Social Care

Charging for social care

Welsh Government

We want your views on regulations which introduce changes to local authority charging for social care and support. 

25.1.17
Health and Social Care

Primary care

National Assembly for Wales

The  Health, Social Care and Sport Committee would welcome your views on the following, more points on consultation page:

How GP cluster networks in Wales can assist in reducing demand on GPs and the extent to which clusters can provide a more accessible route to care (including mental health support in primary care).

3.2.17
Health and Social Care

Records Management Code of Practice for Health and Social Care 2016

Welsh Government

We want your views on the Records Management Code of Practice for Health and Social Care 2016 and its future implementation in Wales.

9.2.17
Health and Social Care

Inquiry into loneliness and isolation

National Assembley for Wales

The  Health, Social Care and Sport Committee would welcome your views on some of the following point more points on website:

the evidence for the scale and causes of the problems of isolation and loneliness, including factors such as housing, transport, community facilities, health and wellbeing services; 

10.3.17
Health and Social Care

Draft national dementia strategy

Welsh Government

We are seeking your views on developing and implementing a national dementia strategy, Together for a Dementia Friendly Wales 2017 - 2022.

3.4.17
Health and Social Care

Staff nursing levels

Welsh Government

We want your views on draft statutory guidance required by section 25D of the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016. 

7.4.17
Planning

Call for Evidence and Projects

Welsh Government

We want your evidence and details of projects that can inform the development of the National Development Framework.

7.3.17
Transport

Welsh Transport Appraisal Guidance 2017

Welsh Government

We are seeking your views on the new version of the Welsh Transport Appraisal Guidance 2017 (WelTAG 2017) document.

2.3.17
Transport

Severn crossings: proposed toll reductions

Department of Transport

Seeks views on the proposed halving of tolls on the Severn crossings.

10.3.17

 

 

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

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