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A failure of leadership and duty- the Government’s response to the GRA consultation

September 22, 2020 By Article

The Government has published its long-awaited response to the Gender Recognition Act Consultation. The consultation explored the process by which an individual may obtain a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC) to…

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Institute welcomes new NHS Legal duties Guide

September 21, 2020 By Article

NHS England and NHS Improvement have prepared a new document that will prove really useful to anyone involved in organising significant service changes. It is called Legal duties for service change:…

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“Anecdote and assumption”- Should the Home Office be consulting more?

September 18, 2020 By Article

Today saw the release of a report by the Public Accounts Committee (one of the many select committees that Parliament uses to scrutinise the government) examining the work of the…

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The Week in Parliament

September 18, 2020 By Article

It’s been a busy week- we’ve had a ministerial resignation, more local lockdowns, and a largely pointless semi-u-turn (did you read Rhion’s article from last week?). Just another day in…

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The Climate Assembly UK Report – September 2020

September 14, 2020 Article

A vital step forward – or just more hot air? Last Thursday the much-trumpeted Climate Assembly of 108 of our fellow citizens, facilitated by our friends at Involve and commissioned…

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The Week in Parliament

September 11, 2020 By Article

Last week, Parliament returned from its summer recess. Unfortunately I didn’t, so last week’s edition of the Week in Parliament remained ensconced safely in my mind. A shame really, it…

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August Consultations- No rest for the Consultor!

September 11, 2020 By Article

As we’re into September, we thought we’d have a little look back at the major consultations announced across the UK (and one from the Irish Republic) in August. In total…

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Facial recognition test case raises serious equality and engagement issues

September 11, 2020 Article

Trial deployments of facial recognition technology by South Wales Police have been ruled unlawful by the Court of Appeal. Consultation Institute Associate, Anna Collins, explores the role that public opinion…

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The ‘rule of law’ impact

September 11, 2020 By Article

Yes, there was a consultation on the Internal Market Bill There are two entirely different – and plausible – explanations for the turbulence that the Government has encountered over the…

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Bursting the Barriers to Green Recovery – Engage, Engage, Engage!

September 7, 2020 By Article

Three-word slogans appear to be fashionable, but in this case is entirely justifiable. Local authorities everywhere are contemplating a future fraught with immense challenges. Even without the unprecedented dislocation of…

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