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Flurry of legal objections puts Ministers under pressure to make consultations more robust

July 15, 2019

Ministers are under pressure to draw up stronger rules on how thoroughly schools must consult before becoming academies after a flurry of legal objections from parents. Under the Academies Act…

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Bucks County Council wins court battle over children’s centre plans

July 12, 2019

tCI Commentary: If you read last week’s newsletter, you’ll remember an article we wrote about attending a judicial review. Only a week later and the judgment has been handed down.…

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Essex demolishes myth that ‘consultation never changes anything’

July 12, 2019

tCI Commentary: Cynics should read this! It may not happen every day, but public consultations have the potential to make the difference far more frequently than is commonly thought. It…

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CCG admits 3 year ‘temporary’ change needs to be addressed

July 12, 2019

Plans to bring breast cancer diagnosis back to Middlesbrough are finally being brought forward after a three-year “temporary” move to North Tees. Although the move to the University Hospital of…

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NHS boss – the days of traditional consultation meetings are over

July 12, 2019

A LONG-running dispute over maternity services has prompted NHS chiefs to admit that previous approaches to controversial changes have been wrong. Traditionally health leaders have come up with preferred options…

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Further consultation needed before Ministers decide on radical shake-up

July 11, 2019

Ministers will not reduce the number of professional regulator bodies until further work and a second public consultation have been carried out. In a response to a 2017 consultation on…

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Council will revise memorial design after accessibility issues raised

July 11, 2019

Manchester Council have said they will revise the design of the Peterloo Memorial following an outcry from campaigners it was not accessible for disabled people. The memorial is being constructed…

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Legal action launched over changes to Catholic schools

July 10, 2019

Parents at a Catholic primary school have launched legal action in an attempt to halt academisation after the local bishop said he wanted all Catholic schools in the diocese to…

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Changes to SEND transport delayed for 12 months following uncertainty of JR

July 10, 2019

Plans to remove school transport for teenagers with special educational needs and disabilities have been paused by Leicestershire County Council. A judicial review was held earlier in the year to…

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