Join us for a thorough exploration of the recently-published Cabinet Office document on Consultation Principles.
This event provides an opportunity for anyone interested in the subject to look at the new Principles in detail.
The Institute’s Briefing Paper Putting Principles into Practice will form the basis for a highly interactive session led by Rhion Jones who for the last 9 years has been a keen observer and commentator on successive Government Codes of Practice .
Rhion comments “Replacing the comprehensive 2008 Code of Practice with a very general statement of Principles is a bold attempt to persuade civil servants to tailor each consultation to the circumstances of each case – rather than follow a rigid one-size-fits-all process. But this has disadvantages too, and we may inadvertently see even more legal challenges as consultees dispute judgements about consultation made by Government departments”
Much attention has focused on replacing the ’12 week’ rule by anything from ‘2 – 12’ weeks, but the Institute believes there are even more significant changes of emphasis in the new Principles.
Seminar starts 10.30
Seminar ends 15.30
Attendance at this seminar gives 10 credits towards the Institute's Certificate of Professional Development.