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

  • Student Survey Questionnaire - Law

    A fundamental review of criminal legal aid commenced on 1 October 2023. The review is being led by His Honour Tom Burgess CBE. Judge Burgess has extensive practical experience working within the justice system (as Belfast Recorder, High Court Judge and as a Parole Commissioner) and was also a Non-Executive Member of the Legal Services Agency Board. The scope of the review includes the full range of criminal work, from PACE interviews, through extension of detention...

    Closes 19 June 2024

  • Call for Evidence for Civil Society - Foundational Review of Civil Legal Services

    The Department of Justice is conducting a review of civil legal aid in Northern Ireland. Access to an efficient, effective and responsive legal aid service is a vital component of any democratic society. The purpose of this review is to examine currently funded civil legal services and, where relevant, make recommendations for reform.

    Closes 21 June 2024

  • DoJ Executive Officer Mentoring Circles Programme - Mentee Expression of Interest

    DoJ is launching a Mentoring Circles Programme for Executive Officers. We are seeking volunteers from staff at EO grade who want to join a mentoring circle as a Mentee to learn and grow through sharing their collective experiences and insights.

    Closes 21 June 2024

  • Call for Evidence for Legal Practitioners (Judiciary, Solicitors (in private or public practice), Barristers)

    The Department of Justice (DoJ) is conducting a review of civil legal aid in Northern Ireland. The current annual spend for civil legal aid is approximately £50m. At various points in their lives, people will need support with issues they face that have a legal dimension. Access to efficient, effective, and responsive help in these circumstances is essential to enabling people to secure their rights in a democratic society. Under the Access to Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 ...

    Closes 21 June 2024

  • DoJ EO Mentoring Circles Programme - Mentor Expression of Interest

    DoJ is launching a Mentoring Circles Programme for Executive Officers. We are seeking volunteers from staff at Staff Officer and Deputy Principal grade who want to join a mentoring circle as a Mentor to guide colleagues through sharing their collective experiences and insights.

    Closes 21 June 2024

Closed Consultations

  • Supervision Training - Evaluation (Supervisees)

    This questionnaire will help us gather feedback on any changes you might have noticed over the past 6 months in relation to supervision with your Line Manager. Your support is much appreciated and will help us in evaluating. This should only take about 10min and any extracted comments will be fully anonymised.

    Closed 16 June 2024

  • DoJ Internal Communications Survey 2024

    Each year, you provide valuable feedback that enables us to make improvements to Internal Communications channels and we once again ask for your views. Current DoJ Internal Communications activities At present you receive the weekly ‘What You Might Have Missed’ email which gives an overview of the intranet stories, press releases, staff emails and vacancies from the previous week. The Team Brief is sent to Grade 5s each month with the aim that it is discussed during team...

    Closed 14 June 2024

  • Vehicle Recovery, Storage and Disposal Statutory Charges Review - Northern Ireland A Public Consultation

    Foreword by the Minister of Justice Government departments, police, local councils and others authorised to act on their behalf all have powers to remove, store and dispose of vehicles in certain circumstances. These include, for example, where a vehicle is being driven without insurance, has been left in a place causing an obstruction or danger to others, or is in contravention of certain prohibitions or restrictions. When these powers are exercised, the relevant authority is...

    Closed 13 June 2024