Happy New Year from Delib! We’re back and ready for 2019. We’re looking forward to seeing what our customers will be consulting on this year and, taking a look at the Delib Aggregator, it would seem they’re off to a good start!

The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs are consulting on the Single-use Plastic Bag Charge

Defra are looking for people’s views on plans to extend the Single-use Carrier Bag Charge to all retailers. They also want to know what people think about increasing the minimum charge to 10p. The existing 5p charge has been successful in reducing the effect of plastic bags in the environment and Defra are looking to build upon that. You can have your say by February 22nd.

The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs are also consulting on Protecting and Enhancing England’s Trees and Woodlands

The consultation seeks views on ‘the UK government’s proposals to introduce four new measures designed to increase transparency and accountability in the process of felling street trees and to strengthen the Forestry Commission’s power to tackle illegal tree felling.’ They want the new proposals laid out in the consultation to contribute to the protection and enhancement of the natural environment.

Drop-downs and embedded documents throughout give full context at the point of response to make it easy for participants to give well-informed answers.

The Scottish Government are consulting on Prisoner Voting

The Scottish Government’s view is that ‘it is not appropriate to give all prisoners the right to vote’ however they are seeking people’s input on a proposal to allow prisoners with short sentences to vote. They are aiming to be compliant with the European Convention on Human Rights on the matter.

NHS Improvement are asking for views on a national patient safety strategy

They want to make the NHS the safest healthcare system in the world and ensure the new strategy works for patients, NHS staffs and providers alike. An easy read version of the consultation document and survey questions is also available to download and complete, allowing anyone to take part.

An easy read version of the consultation document and survey questions is also available to download and complete, allowing anyone to take part.

Easy read document

Camden London Borough Council are asking for views on their Clean Air Action Plan

Camden Council want to reduce pollution in the borough and have set out their vision in a draft Clean Air Action Plan. It focuses on seven key action areas such as reducing emissions from buildings and construction and supporting communities and schools. They want to gather the public’s thoughts on so that they can make sure the final plan reflects residents’ clean air ambitions for Camden.


Well, it may only be January 4th but what a selection! As ever, we love to hear about other good online consultations, so give us a shout if you’ve got one in mind that we might like. Until the next one.