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New local democratic structures are emerging all over Europe- but don’t forget about the old methods

September 17, 2021 By Article

The Guardian carried a comment piece this week from the writer and thinker Professor Richard Youngs this week, arguing that despite the rise of populism and attacks on civil society,…

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The Institute’s Autumn Wednesday Wisdom schedule is here!

September 17, 2021 Article

tCI has carefully devised this exclusive autumn programme to support Institute members and the wider consultation community, which is free for anyone that would like to attend.   Whether you’re a private,…

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Everybody’s reshuffling- what does the Cabinet reshuffle mean for consultation?

September 16, 2021 By Article

The long-awaited Cabinet reshuffle has finally taken place and the Prime Minister has bestowed boons, sent people sideways and restored a few poor souls to the backbenches. As always though…

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What can you do if you are unhappy about a public consultation?

September 13, 2021 By Article

Many of us have heard the story a hundred times. “There’s something wrong with this consultation; I’m sure they’re only going through the motions.” Or “It’s a done deal.” Or…

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The Week in Parliament

September 10, 2021 By Article

So, the Scottish and UK Parliaments are back in action with the Welsh Senedd and Northern Ireland Assembly re-joining them next week. So, let’s head to Holyrood and Westminster to…

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The Government’s social care plan- a gamble with little public involvement

September 10, 2021 By Article

It seems a lifetime ago that Boris Johnson stood outside Downing Street to give his first speech as Prime Minister and announced that he had a plan for social care.…

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FREE Roundtable – Thinking Differently: Running innovative Budget Consultations

September 9, 2021 By Article

The reality of a public authority’s intention is not found within its vision or its strategy. It is found in its budget. Citizens know this and naturally want ways to…

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Institute issues Briefing Paper 40 detailing emerging issues from the Health and Care Bill in advance of Parliament’s return

September 6, 2021 By Article

This week the Houses of Parliament return to full functioning following the summer recess and one of the major legislative priorities will be the Health and Care Bill, especially if…

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First NHS England guidance on Health and Care Bill changes highlights importance of public engagement

September 6, 2021 By Article

On Friday, NHS England published the first set of guidance on the changes being made in the Health and Care Bill, expected to return to Parliament imminently. The guidance document…

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HHRC Ltd v Hackney BC- is the life going out of cases against LTNs?

September 6, 2021 By Article

The story is by now as comfortable and familiar to us as a favourite armchair. A local council decides in the pandemic to implement traffic changes to create low traffic…

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