In case you missed it…
The 20 most popular articles from Institute Directors in 2018
When the weekly Consultation Institute newsletter is distributed on Friday afternoons, we can monitor how many clicks each article receives. Based on this, here are the most popular all available in one place ….
A remarkable period in August when a succession of important legal judgments on consultation emerged.
Reflects upon a perceptive Leading article, critical of Government failures on delayed consultation analysis.
Elizabeth Gammell celebrates the opening of a new GP surgery, and the role played by a PPG.
On the reluctance of big organisations to engage properly with key stakeholders.
How a clever Minister dislodged the Windrush scandal from the headlines merely by promising a consultation on ending single use plastic straws!
“I told you so” may not be a very edifying sentiment. But maybe “I never bothered to tell you” is even worse!
Why it is dangerous for Oppositions to play fast and loose with consultations.
Explaining what is meant by a ‘programme approval’ consultation.
How local politics killed a project, and the High Court rules it was too late to challenge.
Major policy blunders are often avoidable is there is good consultation. But here – there were plenty of warnings.
Another review of the most critical legal decisions affecting consultation.
How a failure to appreciate the politics of this particular consultation compounded its many other failures.
Northants CC shows that running out of money is not a good reason to ignore the law of consultation.
The controversial consultation on transgender rights highlights the case for independent quality assurance.
The High Court (Kohler v MOPAC) confirms the Institute’s view that this was possibly the worst consultation of 2017.
Explaining the case for public consultation hearings.
The Nascot Lawn case was an important milestone in confirming Councils’ rights to be consulted on NHS changes.
Bristol, Surrey, Hackney – and others where funding issues are leading to legal challenges.
The Cycle Superhighway has led to bitter disagreements.
A hilarious account of the consultation analysis that appeared 816 days after the closing date.
I make the point that popularity is not the only criterion. There were about 100 articles posted on the Institute website in 2018 – and we re-published many hundreds of others, often with insightful commentaries from Institute Directors or Associates. Keyword searches of the News pages will reveal a massive amount of relevant content. Let us know if you have a favourite.