The National Archives has set up a new mechanism for consultation with users. To quote from the draft Terms of Reference, The new User Advisory Group (UAG) will:
"Provide an opportunity for users of The National Archives to get involved in the organisation" planning and decision making process at an early stage and a strategic level. Provide an opportunity for The National Archives to seek structured advice and feedback from our user communities on specific developments and decisions, via a formal closed group, which actively represents the diverse interests, concerns and agendas of our user communities. Provide balanced and holistic representation from the diverse sections of our user community and an opportunity for dialogue between representatives of these groups. Act as a two way communications channel between The National Archives and our user communities. Provide a voice, through representation, for users who may not be able to make use of the other engagement channels provided by The National Archives."