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

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 26.8.16

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Policy area Title Source Summary Deadline
Agricultural

Inquiry into the Future of Agricultural and Rural Development Policies in Wales

National Assembly for Wales

Following the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union, the future shape of policies and finance to support agriculture, land management in Wales and rural communities may be decided in Wales.

The Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee wants to explore the principles that should underpin the new Welsh polices that will be needed to replace those currently set by the European Union.

 

On line discussion
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.

9.9.16
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.

9.9.16
Communities

Priorities for the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

National Assembly for Wales

The Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee was established on 28 June 2016. The remit of the Committee is broad and covers a large number of significant policy areas.

To help us in our planning, we are keen to hear from stakeholders over the summer about the issues you think we should be focusing on.

2.9.16
Communities

National Strategy on Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence - A framework for delivery 2016 - 2021

Welsh Government

Consultation outlining ways in which Welsh Ministers propose to tackle violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

10.10.16
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.

3.10.16
Culture

Priorities for the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee

National Assembly for Wales

Our remit is to examine legislation and hold the Welsh Government to account by scrutinising expenditure, administration and policy matters, encompassing (but not restricted to): culture; the arts; historic environmentWelsh language; communications; broadcasting and the media. 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.

1.9.16
Economy

Priorities for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee

National Assembly for Wales

The National Assembly for Wales' new Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee was established in June 2016.

Our remit is to examine legislation and hold the Welsh Government to account by scrutinising expenditure, administration and policy matters, encompassing (but not restricted to): economic development; transport; infrastructure; employment; skills; and research and development, including technology and scienceIn 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.

1.9.16
Education

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.

30.9.16
Environment

A future demand-led fuel poverty scheme to succeed Welsh Government Warm Homes - Nest

Welsh Government

We want your views on a future demand-led energy efficiency and fuel poverty scheme to succeed Welsh Government Warm Homes - Nest from 1 September 2017

19.10.16
Equality

Post legislative inquiry into the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015

National Assembly for Wales


The Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (the Committee) is undertaking a post legislative inquiry into the  Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015 (the Act).

16.9.16
Europe

Committee to examine implications for Wales of EU referendum result 

Welsh Affairs Committee

The Welsh Affairs Committee are holding an inquiry into the implications for Wales of the EU referendum result. At this point, written evidence is invited to inform the Committee of the issues that Welsh people want to be raised in the negotiations. 

WCVA will be responding to this consultation. To contribute to our response, please email policy@wcva.org.uk by 15 September 2016 with your comments.

1.10.16
Constitution

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.

WCVA will be responding to this consultation. To contribute to our response, please email policy@wcva.org.uk with your comments.

31.10.16
Environment Establishment of a Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee

Welsh Government

The Environment Act 2016 granted Welsh Ministers the power to make regulations to abolish the current Flood Risk Management Wales (FRMW) Committee and establish a new Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee.

3.11.16
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.

WCVA will be responding to this consultation. To contribute to our response, please email dcook@wcva.org.uk by 10 September 2016 with your comments.

21.9.16
Funding Land Transaction Tax

Welsh Government

Higher rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax on purchases of additional residential properties came into effect on 1 April 2016. This existing UK Government tax is being reviewed in Wales as part of the Land Transaction Tax legislation being introduced in September 2016.

Stamp Duty Land Tax is being devolved and will be replaced in Wales by Land Transaction Tax in 2018.

We want your views on these important changes.  

31.8.16
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. 

WCVA will be responding to this consultation. To contribute to our response, please email dcook@wcva.org.uk by 22 August.

5.9.16
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?

11.9.16
General

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.

23.9.16
General

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.

30.9.16
Health and Social Care

 
Priorities for the Health, Social Care and Sport 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 to 18 months.

2.9.16
Health and Social Care

Inquiry into winter preparedness 2016/17

National Assembly for Wales

Winter is always a busy time for health and social services. Building on the work done during the Fourth Assembly, the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee will be looking at the winter preparedness of health and social care services in Wales.

9.9.16
Health and Social Care

Inquiry into the sustainability of the health and social care workforce

National Assembly for Wales


The Committee is currently carrying out an initial, broad piece of evidence-gathering to help understand what the key workforce issues are across the health and care sector. This will help inform its approach to looking at workforce issues during the Fifth Assembly.

9.9.16
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.

20.9.16
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.

3.10.16
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.

2.9.16
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.

9.9.16
Social Care

Development of Social Care Wales Registration Rules and Fitness to Practise Rules

Care Council for Wales

The Care Council is consulting on the Rules for Social Care Wales regarding the registration and fitness to practise of social care workers who will be registered with Social Care Wales.

24.10.16
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. 

16.9.16
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.

14.10.16
Welsh Language

Welsh Language Strategy consultation

Welsh Government

Consultation on a long-term vision for the Welsh language.

31.10.16

 

 

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