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Hospitals reorganisation – by Referendum?

December 7, 2018

TCI Commentary: The media loves a Referendum. Nothing like a good row and a marvellous source of endless copy! So we should not be surprised at this news story. If…

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NHS service change: Patient involvement duties and planning for winter

December 7, 2018 By

While most of us were basking in the Mediterranean temperatures of this summer’s heatwave, stalwart NHS planners across the country had the extremes of a different season firmly in mind:…

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What ‘legal advice’ really means

December 7, 2018

TCI Commentary: Until this week, it’s likely that few people will have spent time pondering about the interpretation of ‘legal advice’. Yet consultation practitioners often hear a range of professional…

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Consultation as an alternative to a Second Referendum? Why it’s not the answer!

December 7, 2018 By

We live in extraordinary political times – so fluid that this article may be obsolete faster than anything else ever written by the Institute. However – right now – 7th…

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Guest Article: Engaging the public early on infrastructure is essential, says Armitt

December 7, 2018

In conversation with Andy Walker, National Infrastructure Commission chair Sir John Armitt says that the infrastructure sector needs to engage more effectively with the public to get its message across.…

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Some excellent recommendations, but will they change policy on consultation in planning?

December 7, 2018 By

At the end of November, the TCPA published Planning 2020:  the final report of the Raynsford Review of Planning in England. This in an incredibly comprehensive and significant assessment of…

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Campaigners launch High Court bid to block Oxbridge expressway plans

December 7, 2018

Wildlife campaigners have formally launched a High Court challenge to government plans for a new Oxford to Cambridge expressway. The Department for Transport (DfT) announced its preferred corridor for the…

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Councillors ‘call-in’ fire service proposal before consultation is launched

December 7, 2018

A rethink has been ordered for plans to cut fire crew sizes and replace fire engines with 4×4 vehicles. Liberal Democrat councillors have asked that the draft Integrated Risk Management…

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Another legal bid launched against Council’s SEND cuts

December 7, 2018

Parents have begun a legal challenge against a cash-strapped council over cuts to services for children with special needs and disabilities (Send). Conservative-run Somerset County Council announced £28m of major…

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