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The Policy 2012 process aims to develop the Party's policies for 2012 and beyond.
The first phase was an open policy consultation, hosted on Reddit. This phase has now ended.
The current phase is policy working groups. (See Next Steps announcement, 21 Dec 2011). This will lead to policies being put to the membership, who will vote on them.
Policy working groups
The policy working groups are:
- The Constitutional Reform Working Group -- email@example.com
- Copyright & Patents, Information Policy Working Group -- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Culture Media and Sport Working Group -- email@example.com
- Defence Working Group -- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Economic Working Group -- email@example.com
- Education Working Group -- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Environmental, Transport,Energy & Science Policy Working Group -- email@example.com
- European Policy, Foreign Policy, Scotland and Immigration Working Group -- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Health Working Group -- email@example.com
- Justice Working Group -- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Restoring Trust in Government and Politics Working Group -- email@example.com
- Social Policy Working Group -- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Welfare Reform Working Group -- email@example.com
To join a working group, send an email to the group's mailing list email address, with "subscribe" as the subject.
Output of policy working groups
According to the Policy Working Group Guidance document, the PWGs will produce as output a series of policy proposals, in this format:
Comprehensive Title A title that describes the policy e.g. "The removal of VAT from Ebooks sold within the UK"
Short Title A snappy title for the policy e.g. "Cheaper Ebooks"
Description A description of the policy in plain English, this should be no more than two paragraphs.
Problem being addressed A detailed assessment of the problem that this policy will solve.
Detail The policy in detail, including any supporting material to back up any claims made as to the benefits the policy brings
Financial impact An assessment, as best as possible, of the impact of this policy on the public finances and on the economy. Again this should be sourced as well as it can be.
Highlights Bullet points to highlight the 'best' aspects of this policy, for inclusion in material related to the policy
Other information Any additional information that may be pertinent to the policy, this could include contacts made with external individuals, disagreements or other notes