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Further questions – Is it legitimate for stakeholders or consultees to pose additional questions …?

The Government has launched a large number of consultations this summer. But probably the most high-profile, and politically contentious, will have been the Department of Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) consultation on the BBC Charter Review. This is currently scheduled for 2016 and anyone who wades through the 83 pages will risk being overwhelmed by an immensely comprehensive analysis of modern-day public service broadcasting. It is an issue that arouses strong passions; a little like the NHS, we all have views on the BBC.


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Rhion Jones is considered a leading authority on Public Engagement and Consultation. A founding Director of the Consultation Institute, he is co-author of “The Art of Consultation” (2009) and “The Politics of Consultation” (2018). He has delivered over 500 training courses and Masterclasses and is a prolific writer on the subject, having written over 350 different Topic papers and over 50 full Briefing Papers for the Institute. Since 2003 over 15,000 person-days of training based on courses he invented have been delivered. Rhion is in demand as an entertaining Keynote Speaker and Special Adviser, particularly on the Law of Consultation, and its implications for Government and other Public Bodies. In 2017, he was awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’.

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