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Consultations are not about telling people what is going to happen, they are about involving people in the decision making process and enabling them to shape the change.

Take an opportunity to get involved in current consultations and have your say.

Benefits of getting involved

Consultations are an integral part of the policy-making process. They help make policies and regulations more effective by considering the interests of affected parties, fostering informed debate and exposing the costs and benefits of different regulatory options.

  • By responding to consultations you can express your views and make an input in to the decision making process;
  • By submitting evidence, research and real life experiences you can ensure that the Government is aware of the impact of its policies in your local area;
  • Reading and responding to consultations can help you keep up to date with national polices, and can give you helpful context for carrying out your work, for example, some policies may propose new funding mechanisms that you or your organisation may benefit from.

CIBSE role in responding to consultations

The Government is likely to pay more attention to responses from groups and organisations rather than to responses from individuals. Therefore, CIBSE speaks for the profession and responds on behalf of its Members to consultations on matters relating to construction, engineering and sustainability.

The Institution is represented on major bodies and organisations which govern construction and engineering occupations in the UK, Europe and worldwide, and responses submitted by the institution help the Government to understand how widely and strongly views on a particular policy are held.

To read CIBSE responses to past consultaions go to the closed consultations page.