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The Week in Parliament

June 24, 2022 By Article

Well, the big political news story today is the Government’s loss of two by-elections in Wakefield and Tiverton and Honiton, but I’ve not yet had chance to find the consultation…

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Cycle Lane or video game? The importance of consulting on design, as well as principle

June 24, 2022 By Article

Sometimes we find our news stories cropping up in the most unusual places. Sometimes in two. This one I found whilst I was waiting at the airport for a flight…

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Review: Feedback Frames

June 22, 2022 By Article

These days a trip to the supermarket is not the same unless you get the chance to vote for something.  Alas, not cheaper prices but typically your favourite charitable cause. …

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Net Zero Perspectives

June 21, 2022 By Article, Tuesday Topic

There are many ways to advance towards ‘Net Zero’ It is becoming increasingly clear that there is no one route to ‘net zero’. Indeed, at a time of rivalry between…

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Something exciting is coming… 🎥

June 17, 2022 Article

Net-Zero Voices, the Institute’s 25-minute documentary, will launch on YouTube at 9am on Tuesday 21st June This film is a reflection of our time spent at COP26, speaking to individuals…

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Parish meetings and polls: the strange intersection of campaigns, local government and the electorate

June 17, 2022 By Article

In Whitby, we’ve recently seen an interesting local poll on the issue of second houses. After Padstow in Cornwall (the town made most famous by its association with the TV…

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Kite-flying consultations – should we take them seriously?

June 15, 2022 By Article

It is very tempting to make fun of some consultations, and the Institute’s own Stephen Hill is one of the best in the business (See Half a pound of tuppenny…

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The Consultation Institute appoints new Managing Director

June 14, 2022 Article, Press Release

The Consultation Institute, a membership body and global leader in consultation best practice and training, announces the appointment of Corey Smalley as its inaugural Managing Director, effective 1 June 2022.…

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Half a pound of tuppenny rice… or should that be 226.796 grams of tuppenny rice? The imperial measurements consultation

June 9, 2022 By Article

Do you prefer your fruit and veg in pounds and ounces or grams and kilograms? Your lengths in feet and inches, or centimetres and metres? Perhaps you prefer even older…

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The PM survives, for now, but will he take a more consultative approach?

June 8, 2022 By Article

The post-jubilee drama is over, with Sir Graham Brady announcing that the Prime Minister won the Tory rebels’ vote-of-no-confidence by 211 votes to 148, a much narrower victory than many…

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