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

  • 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...

    Closes 24 April 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...

    Closes 16 May 2024

  • 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...

    Closes 22 May 2024

  • Law Commission consultation on aviation autonomy

    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 prepare the UK for autonomy in aviation. This project forms part...

    Closes 27 May 2024

  • 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

Closed Consultations

  • 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

  • Statutory Review of the Whiplash Tariff: Call for Evidence

    This Call for Evidence is intended to gather up-to-date information to support the Lord Chancellor as part of the statutory review of the whiplash tariff, introduced on 31 May 2021. The review will assess the whiplash tariff and its component parts, and wider economic, sectorial and other...

    Closed 2 April 2024

  • Crime Lower Consultation

    This consultation follows on from the government response to the Criminal Legal Aid Independent Review (CLAIR) consultation in November 2022. Our response to CLAIR proposed having both investment and structural reforms to the fee schemes. The first phase of our reforms focused on additional...

    Closed 28 March 2024

  • Introducing Fees in the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal

    This consultation proposes the reintroduction of modest fees in the Employment Tribunals (ET) and Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), with the aim to contribute to the continuous improvement of His Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service and reduce the cost to the taxpayer to fund these services. ...

    Closed 25 March 2024