Consultation Hub

This site lists consultations that are run by the Ministry of Justice.

For more information on current government consultations go to GOV.UK.

Open Consultations

  • Outdoor marriages and civil partnerships

    This consultation seeks views on the government’s proposals to continue to permit outdoor civil marriages and civil partnerships on approved premises, and to permit outdoor religious marriages in the grounds of places of worship. Since July 2021, couples have been able to have their... More

    Closes 24 January 2022

  • Delivering justice for victims: A consultation on improving victims’ experiences of the justice system

    This consultation seeks to understand how we can improve victims’ experiences of the criminal justice system across England and Wales. This consultation is the first significant step towards a landmark ‘Victims’ Law’ - a Bill which will build on the foundations provided by the... More

    Closes 3 February 2022

  • Human Rights Act Reform: a Modern Bill of Rights

    The government is committed to updating the Human Rights Act 1998. This consultation seeks views on the government’s proposals to revise the Human Rights Act and replace it with a Bill of Rights, in order to restore a proper balance between the rights of individuals, personal... More

    Closes 8 March 2022

Closed Consultations

  • Mental Capacity Act: Small Payments Scheme

    It is a long-held legal principle that an adult must have proper legal authority to access or deal with property belonging to another adult. Where an adult has mental capacity, this legal authority can be provided by an ordinary power of attorney. Where the adult lacks mental capacity the... More

    Closed 12 January 2022

  • Terrorism Offences Consultation

    The Need for Further Changes to the Terrorism Guidelines In March 2018 the Sentencing Council published the first package of terrorism sentencing guidelines. They came into force on 27 April 2018 and covered the following offences: Preparation of Terrorist Acts... More

    Closed 11 January 2022

  • Miscellaneous amendments to sentencing guidelines

    What is this consultation about? The Sentencing Council has been in existence for over ten years and has built up a large body of sentencing guidelines that are in use in courts throughout England and Wales. There are inevitably issues that arise with existing guidelines over time and... More

    Closed 2 December 2021

  • Immigration legal aid fees and the online system: Call for Evidence

    The Ministry of Justice is seeking evidence on the role and features of the online system in the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), which will be used to inform the future policy on legal aid fees. The Ministry of Justice welcomes responses from all interested... More

    Closed 2 December 2021

  • Proposed new prisons in Wethersfield - Public Consultation

    The Ministry of Justice is seeking the views of residents and businesses on proposed plans for two new prisons in the Braintree District. Having reviewed a number of sites across the country, we believe that land at the Wethersfield Air Base Site in Braintree would be an... More

    Closed 8 November 2021