Have your say


Consultations provide you with the opportunity to have your say on new developments from Welsh Government.

18 open consultationsView all

Open Consultations

26 September 2016
Open consultation
1 month to go
Education and skills
15 September 2016
Open consultation
2 weeks to go
Housing and regeneration, People and communities
15 September 2016
Open consultation
2 months to go
People and communities

Closed Consultations

29 September 2016
Closed consultation
Outcome available
29 September 2016
Closed consultation
Outcome available

More about consultations

Why do we consult?

Consultation helps us to understand how a law or policy might affect you. It helps us to find out your views and lets us know about any ideas or suggestions you may have. We consult because your input helps us to improve our ideas and shape our work to make policies more effective.

How do we consult?

Consultations can take a variety of formats, such as:

  • written papers
  • public meetings
  • focus groups
  • questionnaire exercises


When a new consultation is launched, we make the relevant documents available to organisations and individuals with an interest in the area of consultation. We also publish details of each formal consultation on our website so that anyone with an interest can access the documents.

There is no set time for consultations, although most are about 12 weeks. All consultations will have a clear start and end date.

What happens after the consultation closes?

We then publish a summary of responses, or the individual responses themselves, on our website and hold copies in our library (these are made anonymous when requested). Alongside this, we also publish details of how the consultation is being taken forward.