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

  • Immigration Offences

    Why Immigration offences? This consultation seeks views on a draft of the first dedicated sentencing guidelines for immigration offences under the Immigration Act 1971 and the Identity Documents Act 2010. There are currently no definitive guidelines for these offences. ...

    Closes 12 June 2024

  • Law Commission consultation on aviation autonomy

    UPDATE: CONSULTATION NOW EXTENDED TO 28 JUNE This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales. The Civil Aviation Authority (“CAA”), and the Department for Transport have asked the Law Commission to review the UK’s regulatory framework to...

    Closes 28 June 2024

  • Limitation law in child sexual abuse cases

    This consultation paper seeks views on options for the reform of the law of limitation in child sexual abuse cases in England and Wales. Specifically, it considers the recommendation by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (‘the Inquiry’) on limitation law. It also examines...

    Closes 10 July 2024

  • Non-fatal Strangulation and Suffocation Consultation

    What is the Sentencing Council? The Sentencing Council is the independent body responsible for developing sentencing guidelines for the courts to use when passing a sentence. The Council consults on its proposed guidelines before they come into force and makes changes to the guidelines as...

    Closes 14 August 2024

  • Law Commission of England and Wales: your ideas for law reform

    Please use this questionnaire to tell us where you think there is a significant problem with the law. We want to know what you think is wrong and what practical problems arise. Please give us as much information as you can, even if you cannot answer all the questions.

    Closes 31 December 2050

Closed Consultations

  • Aggravated Vehicle Taking Offences

    Why aggravated vehicle taking and other motoring related matters? In 2023 the Sentencing Council published new and revised sentencing guidelines for a range of motoring offences relating to dangerous and careless driving. This was a wide-ranging package, but there remain several...

    Closed 22 May 2024

  • Law Commission Call for Evidence on digital assets and ETDs in private international law

    This is a public call for evidence by the Law Commission for England and Wales. When parties to a private law dispute are based in different countries, or the facts and issues giving rise to the dispute cross national borders, questions of private international law arise: in which country's...

    Closed 16 May 2024

  • Blackmail, kidnap and false imprisonment consultation

    What is the Sentencing Council? The Sentencing Council is the independent body responsible for developing sentencing guidelines which courts in England and Wales must follow when passing a sentence. The Council consults on proposed guidelines before they come into force and makes changes...

    Closed 24 April 2024

  • Judicial Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2024: Consultation on the draft regulations

    This consultation sets out MoJ’s proposals to amend the FPJPS regulations, the JPS15 regulations, the JPS22 regulations and the Judicial Offices Order through the 2024 Amendments. The consultation is aimed at judicial office holders, salaried and fee-paid, who are entitled to be a member of the...

    Closed 14 April 2024

  • Setting the Personal Injury Discount Rate

    This Call for Evidence is intended to assist the PIDR Expert Panel in the process of obtaining up-to-date data and information on a wide range of topics relevant to modelling claimants’ likely return on investment. This includes claim and claimant characteristics, claimant investment experience,...

    Closed 9 April 2024