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 22.7.16

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.

Children, Young People and Education

Inquiry into Youth Work

National Assembly for Wales

The overall aim of this 'snapshot' inquiry is to review the effectiveness of Welsh Government's strategy and policy in respect of youth work.

Children, Young People and Education

Priorities for Children, Young People and Education Committee

National Assembly for Wales

In order to help inform its Forward Work Programme, the Committee is interested in hearing your views on what the priorities of the Committee should be during the Fifth Assembly.  In-particular, the Committee is keen to learn what you see as the key priority areas that should be considered during the next 12 months.

Culture and Sport

Proposals for secondary legislation to support the Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 and draft guidance

Welsh Government

This consultation seeks your views on a group of regulations and guidance documents.


Registration fees for the education workforce in Wales (2017)

Welsh Government

Proposals for the registration fee models for the Education Workforce Council (EWC) from 1 April 2017.


Wales Bill v2.0 - What do you think?

National Assembly for Wales

The latest version of the Wales Bill, which will define what powers lie here and how the country is run, is being examined by a National Assembly for Wales committee.

The Interim Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee is asking people what they think of the proposals which are currently being considered by the UK Parliament.

The Committee's predecessor examined the draft version of the Bill, and many of the comments and concerns it raised are reflected in this latest iteration.

Finance Welsh Government Draft Budget Proposals 2017-18

National Assembly for Wales

The Committees of the National Assembly are seeking information to inform their scrutiny of the Welsh Government's 2017-18 draft budget proposals, which are due to be published in October 2016. We are interested in exploring financial readiness for the 2017-18 year and the impact of the 2016-17 budget.

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

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 Child maintenance: deduction orders against joint accounts

Department for Works and Pensions 

Consultation on plans to make deduction orders to recover child maintenance arrears from joint bank accounts held by a non-resident parent.

General Views on charity sector sustainability sought by Committee

Lords Select Committee

The charitable sector in the United Kingdom has a long and proud history of contributing to British society. Recent years have seen an unprecedented period of change to the environment in which the sector is operating. Furthermore, within the sector there have been a number of high profile events in recent months which have called into question practice in the voluntary and charitable sector. The Committee is looking to make sure that the attention on recent issues does not undermine the good work done by many charitable organisations. 

General Matters of material significance

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 official warnings to charities and trustees

Charity Commission

Consultation on the Charity Commission's proposed approach to using the new statutory power to issue official warnings to charities and trustees.


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.

Health and Social Care

Consultation on phase 1 implementation of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016

Welsh Government

The purpose of this consultation is to seek stakeholders views on the draft regulations under this Act.

Health and Social Care

Consultation on Regulations and Statutory Guidance regarding area plans following the population assessment

Welsh Government

We are seeking your views on draft regulations and statutory guidance on the area plans required under section 14A of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.

Housing and Regeneration

Expert Group on housing an ageing population

Welsh Government

We set up an expert group to advise on the practical steps which can be taken to ensure that housing becomes a prominent element of our ambition to make Wales a great place in which to grow old.

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.


Wales and Borders rail franchise inquiry launched 

Welsh Affairs Committee

The franchise is currently operated by Arriva Trains Wales, who have the contract until 2018. The inquiry is focussing on current performance and is looking to make recommendations for future improvements that can contribute to the upcoming procurement competition.

Welfare Reform

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment: second independent review call for evidence

Department for Work and Pensions

We are seeking feedback on how the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment is working. 

Welsh Language

Welsh Language Standards - Improving services for Welsh speakers within the health sector

Welsh Government

These standards will enable the Welsh Language Commissioner to place duties in relation to the Welsh language on bodies in the health sector.




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

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