Find out how you can engage with government directly, and take part locally, nationally or internationally.
Engage with government
You can give your views on new or changing government policies by responding to consultations. Government departments take these responses into consideration before making decisions.
Respond to consultations
Value for Money: A framework on metrics, standards, and disclosuresRead and respond
Low Pay Commission consultation 2023
Closes 09 June 2023
Green Gas Support Scheme: mid-scheme review
Closes 18 May 2023
Call for submissions to shape the next Defence Command Paper
Closes 14 April 2023
Project Gigabit National Rolling Open Market Review January 2023
Closed 03 March 2023
Open access restriction at Roughside Bothy: outcome
Closed 01 March 2023
Annual revaluation date change in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
Closed 24 February 2023
Start a petition
You can create a petition to influence government and Parliament. If the petition gets at least 100,000 online signatures, it will be considered for debate in the House of Commons.
Follow a blog or social media channel
For an instant way to interact with government departments, try their social media streams. These are listed under 'Follow us' on the department's home page. As well as access to blogs, audio, video and more, you can comment, debate and rate.
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More ways to take part
Many people are already volunteering, donating and contributing, both in the UK and abroad. If you'd like to join them, but dont know where to start, here's a list of suggestions