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The ‘rule of law’ impact

September 11, 2020 By Article

Yes, there was a consultation on the Internal Market Bill There are two entirely different – and plausible – explanations for the turbulence that the Government has encountered over the…

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Working across channels

September 7, 2020 Consultation News

There is increasing spill-over between online and offline.  A considerable proportion of online conversation consists of links back to trusted sources; the BBC and the traditional newspapers in particular for…

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Bursting the Barriers to Green Recovery – Engage, Engage, Engage!

September 7, 2020 By Article

Three-word slogans appear to be fashionable, but in this case is entirely justifiable. Local authorities everywhere are contemplating a future fraught with immense challenges. Even without the unprecedented dislocation of…

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The Algorithm blame-game; was it a flawed consultation?

August 27, 2020 By Article

Yes, there WAS a consultation; Admittedly only for two weeks; from April 15th– 29th And a big majority of the 12,623 respondents agreed with Ofqual’s plan to ‘standardise’ teachers’ predictions,…

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U-turns and consultation

August 27, 2020 By Article

Every Government changes its mind from time to time. It could be a virtue – showing a responsive attitude and a degree of flexibility. But it is more complicated than…

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(Tameside) Inquiring minds- the fundamentals of consultation

August 27, 2020 By Article

On a fundamental level, consultation is about the acquiring of sufficient information for a decision-maker to be able to make a good decision. It constitutes a clear duty, whether founded…

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Health literacy: 6 tips to help convert clinician-speak into consultation documents

August 21, 2020 By Consultation News

The Consultation Institute has written many articles about the need to abolish jargon in consultation. Mind Your Language, published in September 2019 provides a handy prelude to the Institute’s chapter on…

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Public Health England is dead, long live the National Institute for Health Protection… but should there have been consultation?

August 20, 2020 By Article

This week the Government formally announced the scrapping of Public Health England and the creation of the National Institute for Health Protection. The Government contends that this is a necessary…

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Sins of Omission

August 18, 2020 By Tuesday Topic

If consultation was not undertaken – how to retrieve the situation. When coronavirus sent Whitehall – and everywhere else – into a flat spin, Government responded with a flurry of…

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