Have Your Say

Welcome to the NI Government approved online consultation tool. This site will help you find and participate in consultations and surveys that interest you. Recently updated consultations and surveys are displayed below. Alternatively you can search by keyword, interest etc.

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

We asked you about online governemnt services, NI Direct and Go ON NI.

You Said

37% of reposndents wanted to hear more about these services and provided thier email address to get more informtion.

We Did

We emailed those respondents with a short paragraph of information and links to both NI Direct and Go ON NI events taking place throughout Northern Ireland.

We Asked

We asked for your views on the future of the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme in Northern Ireland, particularly in relation to options for tariffs for small and medium sized biomass installations.

You Said

A total of 258 written responses were received.  The responses provided the Department with a range of information and views, including information from Scheme participants on costs associated with biomass installations, the impact of tariff changes and data on capital costs.

The Department is grateful to those who took the time to respond.

We Did

The Department for the Economy has published its Consultation Report which can be accessed by clicking on the following link: https://www.economy-ni.gov.uk/rhi-non-domestic-consultation

The Consultation Report provides an impartial record of the views and information provided by respondents.  It also outlines the Department’s key considerations in identifying its preferred option for the long term payment structure for Non-Domestic RHI Scheme.

The Department will now identify a preferred option for the long-term payment structure.  The Department will then write to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland requesting that she sponsors legislation in Westminster which would give effect to that option (in the absence of a Northern Ireland Assembly).   

We Asked

We asked your views on proposed changes to the management of Ash Dieback, a disease of Ash trees.  The question asked was;

The Department intends to modify it's approach to the management of Ash Dieback by discontinuing the use of Statutory Plant Health Notices in favour of a voluntary approach. Do you agree?

You Said

A total of 37 responses were received to the consultation; 23 of these were from representatives of organisations and 14 were from individuals.  

The majority of respondents supported the proposal, some concerns were raised around moving from a statutory to a voluntary approach, training in identification of the disease,  use of technology and the need for research- particularly on resilience.

We Did

We recognise that a wide range of views have been put forward and we wish to reassure all consultees that we have carefully considered the responses and will make changes to the legislation as appropriate.