Consultations Explained



Consultations are policy documents that are released by an agency, body or more typically a government department, asking for public comment and feedback from stakeholders such as the Alliance. Comments submitted are used to inform and influence policy and decisions made by government.

Depending on the nature of the consultation, some are open to the public and your organisation may be able to respond directly if you so wish. 

Click here to view open government consultations.



Select committee inquiries are another opportunity to provide feedback and influence decision makers. Select committees are cross-party groups of MPs and peers who work in both Houses of Parliament. Their purpose is to scrutinise the work of government and track departmental progress on specific policy areas.

The Alliance regularly submits evidence to inquiries and will often consult with members in the process.

All open select committee inquiries can be found here.

You may find further guidance on submitting evidence here.