It’s Friday, which means it’s high time we rounded up some consultations!

The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy are seeking views on extending redundancy protection for pregnant women and mothers

The consultations sets out what the department is doing to tackle pregnancy and maternity discrimination and contains a lot of detail throughout, to keep people informed at the point of response.

The New Zealand Ministry of Education want to hear views on education in their ‘Tomorrow’s Schools’ consultation

“The Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce has recently released their report on the compulsory schooling system in state and state-integrated schools” – the Ministry of Education are looking for people to comment on the recommendations in the report relating to key issues in education. The routed survey allows people to only answer sections that are relevant to them, making it as simple for respondents as possible.

The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) are consulting on food information legislation

“Defra, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Food Standards Scotland (FSS), and the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) are working together in reviewing the current legal framework for allergen information for foods which are PPDS” (prepacked for direct sale). Effects on the public and fatalities have raised this issue and Defra want to make sure PPDS food information is sufficient. The consultation is in English and Welsh and people can choose which language to respond in.

Essex County Council are asking for views on Chelmsford Park and Ride

Essex County Council is reviewing ticketing options, fares offered and days of opening for Chelmsford Park and Ride Services. Their first consultation to be run on Citizen Space gives people the opportunity to give their views about the proposals.

The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) are also consulting on Marine Plans for different areas of the country

The Marine Management Organisation has been developing marine plan policy and are seeking opinions on how the policies will work in practice and what changes may be required to enhance their functionality. There are four consultations for different part of the country, each with their own lovely banner image:

North East

North West

South East

South West 


So there we have it. Some consultations, rounded up. We’ll be back with some more, same time, same place, next Friday.