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Council merger to be heard in the High Court

June 22, 2018

HOPES of derailing the council merger have been boosted by a judge’s decision to hear Christchurch’s legal challenge in the High Court. The authority, which is the only council opposed…

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‘Playing Politics’ after a consultation: tales from the streets of London

June 22, 2018 By

Elsewhere in this newsletter, we carry the story of a threatened legal challenge to the London Cycle Superhighway, as the Council in Westminster and the London Mayor, Sadiq Khan quarrel…

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CCG face judicial review for not consulting on Urgent Care Centre changes

June 22, 2018

TCI commentary: This story highlights a common problem with those working in consultation and engagement roles within the NHS. Is extensive engagement enough in some circumstances and how do you…

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Grenfell Tower: Government launch consultation following Hackitt report

June 22, 2018

Housing secretary James Brokenshire has launched a government consultation on banning the use of combustible materials on the external walls of high-rise residential buildings (HRRBs). The move follows a pledge…

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Minor Injury Units to remain open following consultation

June 22, 2018

Reporting to yesterday’s Aberdeenshire Integration Joint Board about a six-month review of Minor Injury Units (MIUs) in the region, Angie Wood, location manager for the Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care…

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Is consultation a defence against the ‘dumbing down’ of debate?

June 22, 2018 By

On 12th July, the Institute publishes The Politics of Consultation. Each week till then, Rhion Jones and Elizabeth Gammell discuss issues raised in the book. In his excellent book on political language, Enough…

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Scottish banks astonishing admission

June 21, 2018

TCI commentary: This is an astonishing admission that customer views don’t matter to big banks. If this account of proceedings in Edinburgh is correct, it is clear that the thought…

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Council launch judicial review against London cycle superhighway

June 19, 2018

A judicial review bid by Westminster City Council against the CS11 cycle superhighway has been slammed as “petty political posturing”, as its future hangs in the balance. With less than…

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Mayor announces u-turn on library proposals following consultation

June 19, 2018

Marvin Rees is rolling back a programme of punishing cuts which would have seen 17 of the city’s 27 libraries close. The Bristol Mayor has now performed a complete u-turn…

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