Get involved

Find out how you can engage with government directly, and take part locally, nationally or internationally. You can also read policies about how government is increasing participation.

Engage with government

Respond to consultations

You can give your views on new or changing government policies by responding to consultations. Government departments take these responses into consideration before making decisions.

Open consultations
Closed consultations in the past 12 months

Start a petition

You can create an e–petition to influence government and Parliament. If the petition gets at least 100,000 online signatures, it will be considered for debate in the House of Commons.

Follow a blog or social media channel

For an instant way to interact with government departments, try their social media streams. These are listed under 'Follow us' on the department's home page. As well as access to blogs, audio, video and more, you can comment, debate and rate.

See all government departments

Some active government blogs include:

The government wants to make it easier for people to be involved in decision–making. To find out what this means for you, take a look at the policies featured here:

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