Have your say


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

14 open consultationsView all

Open Consultations

17 October 2017
Open consultation
81 days to go
Business and economy
16 October 2017
Open consultation
80 days to go
Environment and countryside

Closed Consultations

21 October 2017
Closed consultation
Awaiting outcome
Environment and countryside
20 October 2017
Closed consultation
Outcome available
Environment and countryside
14 October 2017
Closed consultation
Awaiting outcome
Local government

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.