Have Your Say

Welcome to the NI Government online consultation tool. This site will help you find and participate in consultations and surveys to have your say in government initiatives.

Activities from Department of Communities (DfC), The Executive Office (TEO), Department for the Economy (DfE), Department of Education (DE), Department of Justice (DoJ), Housing Executive (NIHE), and the Health and Safety Executive (HSENI) can be found below. 

Open Consultations

  • Income Support/Jobseekers Allowance Query Referral

    Welcome to the Income Support and Jobseeker’s Allowance Query Referral service. This facility is for the use of the Advice Sector, Public Representatives, Housing Associations and Voluntary Groups acting on behalf of Income Support and Jobseeker’s Allowance customers in Northern Ireland only. Please use the referral form to tell us about the nature of the enquiry, the customer it refers to and contact details for yourself, in order for us to gather the information...

    Closes today

    Income Support/Jobseekers Allowance Query Referral
  • Employment and Support Allowance Query Referral

    Welcome to the Employment and Support Allowance Query Referral service. This facility is for the use of the Advice Sector, Public Representatives, Housing Associations and Voluntary Groups acting on behalf of Employment and Support Allowance, Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit and Maternity Allowance Benefit customers in Northern Ireland only. Please use the referral form to tell us about the nature of the enquiry, the customer it refers to and contact details for...

    Closes today

    Employment and Support Allowance Query Referral
  • Free Period Products Branding Engagement Survey

    TEO is currently progressing arrangements to make free period products available from May 2024. As the opinion of stakeholders is vital to this process and has been very valuable in helping to inform arrangements,we are reaching out to ask for your views on the branding options for this scheme. In this short survey a number of brand concepts are presented and we ask for your honest feedback on your preferred graphics and also preferred strapline. If you have any other...

    Closes 28 February 2024

    Free Period Products Branding Engagement Survey
  • Museum Trends Survey 2023

    Why is the Museum Trends Survey needed? As an advocacy body for the museum sector, NI Museums Council (NIMC) needs up-to-date information on how its member museums across Northern Ireland operate. The purpose of the survey is to provide focused quantitative and qualitative data about both local authority and independent museums so that NIMC can argue effectively for their social, cultural and economic value and help to secure the resources they need. Further, NIMC needs data that can point...

    Closes 29 February 2024

    Museum Trends Survey 2023
  • Copy of Learning and Skills Snapshot exercise

    The ODT programme's Leadership and Skills Project aims to support DfE’s people to develop the skills they need to thrive in their careers and deliver the 10X Economic Vision. ​ ​​ Our senior leaders have identified skill areas that are of particular strategic importance at present. A number of these are core skills that everyone would generally expect to have, proportionate to their role and grade. We...

    Closes 29 February 2024

    Copy of Learning and Skills Snapshot exercise

Forthcoming Consultations

  • ESA Application Form March 2024

    How to claim You can submit a claim to New Style Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) online by following the link below. Entitlement to New Style ESA is dependent on your National Insurance record. For more information on the entitlement conditions, please visit NI Direct . ...

    Opens 1 March 2024

  • District Councils Community Planning - Post Survey Form

    Congratulations on successfully delivering your District Councils Community Planning project! Completion of this survey is a pre-condition of your award. As part of this investment, we need to ask you a few quick questions about your project. This...

    Opens 1 April 2024

Closed Consultations

  • Expression of Interest for Widening Participation Stakeholder Engagement Network

    Expression of Interest for Widening Participation Stakeholder Engagement Network The Department for the Economy (DfE) is reviewing the future approach to Widening Participation in Higher Education. We believe that your valuable expertise and insights will greatly contribute to our mission of promoting equal access and opportunities in education. Stakeholder participation will not only help shape our widening participation efforts but also create a...

    Closed 21 February 2024

    Expression of Interest for Widening Participation Stakeholder Engagement Network
  • Insight Questions - Legacy Claimants

    The Department for Communities is running a survey to find out how people manage their current claims to benefit, what support they have in place to help them manage their claims and what digital skills they have. The survey is anonymous and should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. Taking part will not affect your access to benefits or financial support. We would appreciate your help with this as your views are important to us.

    Closed 20 February 2024

    Insight Questions - Legacy Claimants
  • Building Successful Communities Programme Feedback Survey

    The Department for Communities is launching a feedback survey on the Building Successful Communities Programme. The Building Successful Communities (BSC) initiative was part of the Facing the Future - Housing Strategy for Northern Ireland and aimed to use housing intervention as one of the main catalysts for local regeneration. The BSC Programme launched in October 2013 and identified six pilot areas to take account of geographical variation and range of differing...

    Closed 11 February 2024

    Building Successful Communities Programme Feedback Survey