WCVA regularly responds to consultations on topics that will affect our members and the wider third sector. We also produce briefing papers on a range of topics to help organisations understand new policy developments and to present our views to decision makers.

Current Consultations

We know that it can be hard work keeping track of consultations and opportunities to feed into policy making so we produce a regular consultation bulletin detailing current consultation opportunities that may be relevant to the third sector in Wales.  This includes consultations that are relevant to organisations in Wales from Welsh Government, UK Government, the National Assembly for Wales and other bodies.

This week's Consultation Bulletin highlights

You can find all these consultations and more by reading the Bulletin  here.

Some of the consultations to look out for:

  • Department for Work and Pensions - Workplace pensions automatic enrolment. Views are sought on draft regulations aiming to simply the process for automatic enrolment into workplace pensions.
  • The Charity Commission - The essential trustee: new version. Comments are sought on an updated draft of the Commission's guide to trustee duties, especially on the updated section around good practice. WCVA will be responding to this consultation.
  • Welsh Government - The Welsh Language Tribunal. Opinions are sought on the draft Welsh Language Tribunal rules.


A new Bulletin appears every Friday. The Consultation Bulletin is also emailed to subscribers every Friday. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please email Catrin Roberts, WCVA External Services Administrator, on croberts@wcva.org.uk.

The consultations that we're responding to at the moment are listed below.  Please contact us if you would like to feed your views into our responses or if you have any questions.



Recent Responses 

You can find out what we've been saying by taking a look at our recent consultation responses which are listed below and by keeping an eye on our 'Latest' section. Some of our recent responses include:

Our archive of older consultation responses.


Briefing Papers

It's also really important to us to ensure that third sector organisations are informed about relevant consultations and policy developments so we regularly produce briefing papers on the issues that the sector may want to engage with. We also produce briefings for Politicians, decision makers and our partners on issues that are important to us and the wider third sector. Some recent briefing papers include:

Briefing papers, responses and publications relating to each of our policy priority areas can be found on their dedicated pages - you can find out about our policy priorities here or by clicking on the links on the left.