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Is this the worst consultation of 2017?

July 21, 2017

The Mayor of London’s consultation on Public Access and Engagement  There are too many poor public consultations, So, part of the role of the Institute to champion best practice, and,…

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Consultation professionals must help with options development

August 22, 2017 By

To what extent should consultation and engagement specialists be involved in options development? Once upon a time, those responsible for public engagement and consultation would be the last to know…

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Intervention by Welsh Assembly Member sees consultation period extended

August 21, 2017

THE consultation period for the proposed so-called ‘incinerator’ at Barry Docks has been extended, after an intervention by Vale of Glamorgan AM Jane Hutt. Following a meeting with Natural Resources…

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Green Party claim council tax consultation ‘may be illegal’

August 18, 2017

A Bristol City Council consultation on whether low income households should be forced to pay council tax may be illegal, the Green Party claims. Launched last month, the survey asks…

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Trust CEO rejects CCG proposals

August 18, 2017

The CEO of the trust responsible for running the Lincoln Walk-in-Centre has spoken out against plans to close the facility, claiming sufficient alternatives are not in place and the city’s…

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Good Practice alert: Essex Police and Fire consultation met Institute standards

August 18, 2017 By

When the Government announced that Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in England and Wales would be encouraged to take charge of Fire & Rescue Authorities, there were many objections. The…

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UNISON accuses council of lying

August 17, 2017

Last week, Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, was due to make a decision on whether to close The Grange, the city’s only residential care home for disabled children. That was postponed after…

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Government consultation criticised for “complete failure to produce clarity on the main issues”

August 17, 2017

The UK must transpose the requirements of the European Union’s PTD 15 – updating the current Package Travel Regulations – into law by January 1, and then has a further…

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Combined PPC & Fire Authority consultation suffer blow after council refuse to support preferred option

August 17, 2017

PLANS for the Police and Crime Commissioner to take control of the Fire Authority in North Yorkshire have suffered a blow, after the county council formally announced it would not…

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Commuters furious at DfT after they ‘skip the county’ Bedfordshire in a round of consultation events concerning cuts to peak-time trains

August 15, 2017

INSULT has been added to injury for Bedfordshire commuters after the government announced it would skip the county in a round of consultation events concerning cuts to peak-time services. Bedford…

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