Before changing policy we publish consultation papers and invite people to comment. View the latest consultations here.
Respond to a current consultation
Please note that consultations are listed by closing date.
Powers of entry - draft code of practice consultation
Have your say on the draft guidance affecting powers of entry and associated powers.
Opening date: 22 January 2013
Closing date: 5 March 2013
Independent Custody Visitor (ICV) code of practice consultation
Comment on a revised draft code of practice for independent custody visiting.
Opening date: 4 December 2012
Closing date: 28 January 2013
Alcohol strategy consultation
Have your say on measures set out in the government's alcohol strategy to tackle harmful and irresponsible drinking.
Opening date: 28 November 2012
Closing date: 6 February 2013
Forensic science regulator: code of practice and conduct appendices consultation
Offer your opinion on the three appendices to the code: DNA analysis, digital and video analysis.
Opening date: 10 December
Closing date: 10 March 2012
Community Remedy consultation
Comment on the proposed Community Remedy approach, which has been outlined in the Draft Antisocial Behaviour Bill.
Opening date: 13 December 2012
Closing date: 7 March 2013
Other government consultations
We may sometimes list other government consultations that relate to Home Office areas of business, but are not run by the Home Office.
Consultations outline proposals on a particular issue and ask for responses and comments from people and organisations with specialist knowledge in that area, and from the general public.
The responses we receive help us to ensure that any proposed changes to the law or policies have a real, practical impact.
Please note each consultation contains instructions on how you can respond. These instructions are usually found at the end of the document, but before any appendix pages.