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Sesimic Gaps in the Online Harm consultation

April 11, 2019 By Advice from Associates, Article

This is one of the most far-reaching consultations for a long time, so we asked Fraser Henderson, the Institute’s respected specialist on online issues to look at the detail. Here…

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The NPPF and consultation or revised Planning policy and consultation

August 17, 2018 By Advice from Associates, Article

In May, the Government (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government) held a consultation on revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework – the headline planning policy document from which…

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Online consultation benefits

June 11, 2018 Advice from Associates

While the property world is being transformed by PropTech, a comparison between most developer-led consultations with those of the late twentieth century would suggest that little has changed: today’s consultations…

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Banks are giving consultation a bad name

April 18, 2018 By Advice from Associates

They are at it again.  This week Lloyds have announced a further 49 branch closures due to the “changing needs of customers”.  It’s possibly a sign of the times but,…

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Citizen participation is fresh ingredient in Bank of England ‘secret sauce’

March 8, 2018 By Advice from Associates

The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA) has just published its findings from their citizens’ economic council – a two year review looking at how…

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NHS guidance: ‘Writing an effective questionnaire’, video commentary by tCI Fellow Barry Creasy

January 19, 2018 By Advice from Associates

This month, the NHS published the sixth in its series of ‘Bite-sized guides to patient insight’: ‘Writing an effective questionnaire’ and this short video below forms the Institute’s commentary on it.…

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Demonstrating the value of good consultation: Suffolk Fire and Rescue IRMP Consultation

November 16, 2017 Advice from Associates

With the ongoing budget constraints facing all local authorities, all services are being scrutinised to see if cost efficiencies can be achieved. Such scrutiny extends to regional Fire and Rescue…

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Focus on health scrutiny: IRP Essex cancer scanner review

October 27, 2017 By Advice from Associates

2017 is shaping up to be a bumper year for NHS service change proposals in England being referred to the Secretary of State for Health by local politicians. And that…

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IRP on Grantham A&E – Learning points

October 9, 2017 By Advice from Associates

Back in August while many of us were on our summer holidays, IRP (the Independent Reconfiguration Panel) published its assessment of the Grantham A&E case referred to Secretary of State for…

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Public consultation is more than decision makers giving people the chance to have their say. Isn’t it?

September 20, 2017 By Advice from Associates

What’s the problem? If you Google public consultation or search for it on Twitter you’ll probably find that the public are constantly being asked by decision makers to have their…

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