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 27.5.16

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.


National Outcomes Framework for Youth Work

Welsh Government

This consultation sets out the Welsh Government's proposals for a new National Outcomes Framework for Youth Work in Wales. 

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 20 May 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 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.

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?

Health and Social Care

Consultation on the proposed improvement priorities for Social Care Wales (May 2016)

Welsh Government

In April 2017, the Care Council for Wales will become Social Care Wales, and will have responsibilities for social care improvement.

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on what the improvement priorities for Social Care Wales should be for their first three years; building on work undertaken by the Transition to Social Care Advisory Panel, and its Improvement Sub-Group.


Proposals to amend Immigration and Asylum Chamber fees

Ministry of Justice

This consultation sets out the government's proposals for charging fees in the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) at full cost recovery levels. To achieve this we are proposing increasing the fees currently charged in the First-tier Tribunal and the introduction of fees for permission to appeal applications and for appeals heard in the Upper Tribunal. Alongside the fee increases the consultation also seeks views on a possible extension to the current system of fee exemptions.


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 Proposal to revoke the Local Government (Performance Indicators) (Wales) Order 2012

Welsh Government

The current set of statutory performance indicators for local authorities was established by the Local Government (Performance Indicators) (Wales) Order 2012.

Planning Proposed changes to Planning Policy Wales Chapter 6: The Historic Environment

Welsh Government

Chapter 6 sets out our current national planning policy for consideration of the historic environment through the planning system.

Planning Cardiff Local Development Plan: Draft Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG)

Cardiff City Council

Cardiff Council is preparing the following draft (SPG) to the adopted Cardiff Local Development Plan (adopted January 2016):

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO): Waste Collection and Storage Facilities

Social Enterprise Converting to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation

Charity Commission

The government is seeking feedback on draft enabling regulations on converting to Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO).




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

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