Also central Government is consulting on a high number of policies, plans and proposals. To make it easy for local residents to give their views, we are publishing a continuously up-dated list of key consultations which are of relevance to the Trafford area. If you wish to respond to any of these consultations, please follow the guidance provided in the consultation document.
Please note that this list is a selection and does not entail all ongoing consultations. If you are aware of other consultations which should be included, or have any comments or feedback, please
send an email to
|Standards in Education, inspection of local authority services
||A consultation regarding Ofsted’s proposals to introduce new framework for the inspection of local authority support services. Deadline is the 19th March
|Secondary school accountability consultation
||A consultation that proposes changes to existing secondary school performance measures, which will reflect on the GCSE reforms. Deadline is the 1st May.
|Reform of the national curriculum in England
||This consultation aims to get feedback on proposals to give teachers greater freedom over how to teach, and to ensure that
|Administration of shared parental leave and pay
||The government is publishing a consultation on shared parental leave and pay in order to give greater flexibility to parents. It
|Topics for new NICE quality standards and guidance to improve the quality of social care
||A consultation regarding the establishment of a full set of National Institute for Health and Clinical excellence (NICE)
|MRF regulations for insertion in Environmental Permitting
||A consultation regarding draft Material Recovery Facilities Regulations that are intended to be incorporated alongside a number of other amendments into the Environmental Permitting Regulations. Deadline is the 26th April.
|Strategic road network and the delivery of sustainable development
||A consultation regarding the revision of policy on the way the Highways Agency engages with the planning system and fulfils its remits to be a delivery partner to sustainable economic growth whilst maintaining, managing and operating a safe and efficient strategic road network. Deadline is the 25th March
|The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes
||This consultation asks for views on the draft regulations, which propose consolidation and harmonisation of the principal disclosure of information regulations for occupational and personal pension schemes. Deadline is the 14th April.
|Arrangement for the inspection of the Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service
||An inspection of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service is being proposed; this consultation seeks views on any of the proposed arrangements. Deadline is the 12th March
|Early Education and Childcare staff deployment
||Consultation regarding how staff should be deployed in Early Years settings, and how such arrangements could be made more effective. Deadline is the 25th March
|Streamlining procedures in the Land Drainage Act 1991
||Consultation regarding procedures for structural changes to improve operational effectiveness in land drainage; proposals have been made to reduce the processes contained in the Land Drainage Act of 1991 and seeks views on current amendments. Deadline is the 18th March
|Statistics on people and households claiming universal credit, personal independence payments and other benefits – plans for 2013-17
||A consultation regarding changes to statistics to be taken from 2013 to 2017, and the future for DWP benefits statistics. Deadline is the 24th April
||Website launched for all public sector workers, to have their say
and put forward suggestions on how to deliver public services
||This website asks for views on which regulations are working and
which are not; what should be scrapped, what should be saved and what
should be simplified. The website is updated every few week to consult
on the regulations affecting one specific sector or industry – from
retail to hospitality to construction.