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New HS2 consultation- are the Government unfairly limiting responses?

February 5, 2021 By Article

We saw an interesting complaint raised in the Commons this week about the High Speed Rail (West Midlands-Crewe) Bill, which we have seen (and commented on) before. The amendment that…

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High Court criticises London temporary traffic order decision- how should you do it right?

January 29, 2021 By Article

One of the big consequences of lockdown and the tiers system has been a significant reduction in traffic across the UK. Many local authorities have attempted to capitalise on this…

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The Week in Parliament

January 29, 2021 By Article

It’s going to be a fairly short one this week- it’s been a bit dry in the legislatures. Nothing from Wales, nothing from Scotland. Perhaps the biggest news story this…

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Discussion continues on the Watford hospital case

January 25, 2021 Article

Today, the Institute publishes its detailed commentary on the recent judgment in the judicial review case: Glatter v NHS Herts Valleys CCG and West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust [2021] EWHC…

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Former PM Brown endorses consultation as force to save the Union

January 25, 2021 By Article

This weekend the Sunday Times published eye-catching polling which highlighted significant changes in public attitudes towards the continued existence of the United Kingdom in its current form. Although support for…

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Government launches major consultation over aviation emissions

January 25, 2021 By Article

The aviation sector is currently undergoing many trials. Covid-19 has led to the cancellation of millions of flights globally and is proving a great challenge not only to carriers, but…

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The Week in Parliament

January 22, 2021 By Article

It’s been a week of children and planes this week in Westminster. Not children in planes, that would lead to the sort of disaster that only comes about when I…

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Something fishy up north- Scottish Government loses fisheries consultation challenge

January 22, 2021 By Article

One of the areas we’ve been anticipating an uptick in attention recently has been in agriculture and fisheries, and this year has already provided us with our first case in…

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NHS involvement/consultation clarified by Court

January 18, 2021 By Article

New decision requires careful interpretation It is not a loophole …but there are times when a service change can avoid a consultation. This is if one adopts a strict interpretation…

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Government plans to legislate to protect statues – consultation to become mandatory?

January 18, 2021 By Article

Over the weekend Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, wrote an article in the Sunday Telegraph announcing plans to legislate to protect statues from…

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