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The spectre of inequality

January 28, 2020 By

Consultation as one of the ways to address Yuval Hariri’s latest warnings. Consultation professionals are essentially concerned with process. We are not supposed to be pursuing our own political, social…

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This Week in Parliament

January 24, 2020 By

It’s been a quiet week in Parliament for consultation with most of the time being occupied with the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, which completed its process in the House…

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Stakeholder Mapping: Who to Engage?

January 23, 2020

It’s that time again! In last week’s article, the focus was on how public bodies can increase public participation and attract opinions from ‘seldom heard’ groups using online consultation methods.…

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Government Consultations- 2019 Retrospective

January 22, 2020

For a number of years the Consultation Institute has been gathering data on government consultations from around Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Looking at both the UK government and the…

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Online vs Face-to-Face Consultation

January 17, 2020

“Of all households in Great Britain, 93% had access to the internet in 2019” “87% of all adults use the internet daily or almost every day in 2019”    …

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IRP throws down the gauntlet to unhappy Scrutiny Committees

January 16, 2020 By

The well-respected IRP has just published its response to the October 2018 Referral form Dorset County Council’s Health Scrutiny Committee. It contains strong criticism of the Council for having acquiesced…

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The People’s Democracy- Momentum’s Labour Leadership Ballot

January 16, 2020 By

We were rather amused when late on Tuesday night a tweet came across our feed showing the consultation that the left-wing Labour organisation Momentum undertook amongst its members to decide…

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Flawed Consultation Gives Energy Companies Victory over Regulator

January 16, 2020 By

Rhion Jones comments: This is a highly technical but important case where the inadequacies of stakeholder consultation jeopardised a public policy that matters to millions of people. In this article,…

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A Council consultation failure with lessons for all Scotland

January 14, 2020 By

McHattie v South Ayrshire Council, [2020] CSOH 4 This is in many ways a straightforward, open-and-shut case prompting the question of why on earth did the Council waste public money…

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