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Why should I do Law of Consultation Online? I have already attended the traditional course…

July 30, 2020 By Article

This is certainly not an unreasonable question. Over 1,000 people have attended the Institute’s unique course on the Law of Consultation since 2012 – some of them more than once.…

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The Week in Parliament

July 30, 2020 By Article

I said that last week was the last week before the summer Parliamentary recess. So you might be surprised to see me back this week. Whilst events in the Commons…

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An integrated health and social care system?

July 30, 2020 By Article

This week the Guardian revealed proposals from the Government to move social care functions under the control of the NHS. Social care reform has been a perpetual item on the…

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A consultation that’s out of this world

July 30, 2020 By Article

Governments consult on an enormous range of things, over a wide geographical scope- now it seems they are thinking even bigger. In 2018, the new Space Industry Act received Royal…

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How much legal knowledge do consultation professionals need?

July 30, 2020 By Article

In the week we announce the Institute’s Law of Consultation Online, it is a good time to consider how much of this do engagement and consultation people really need. After…

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Guest Article: 7 Reasons Why Live Online Public Meetings Don’t Work

July 24, 2020 By Consultation News

From zoom fatigue to ‘hoodwinking’ consultees UK-based Jonathan Bradley opines on how COVID-19 has sparked a mass rush to live online public meetings.  It seems like 10 or maybe 15 years…

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Historic moment for English Councils?

July 23, 2020 By Article

Will they be wise enough to engage local people and other stakeholders in local lockdown decisions?   Background For thirty years or more, local authorities have been campaigning for more…

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The Week in Parliament

July 23, 2020 By Article

It’s the last week before the Parliamentary summer recess, that glorious time when MPs get to run delightedly home to their constituencies to play ball games in parks and demand…

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The cutest consultation of all? Consulting children and adults in Wales

July 16, 2020 By Article

Back in June, the Welsh Government launched a consultation on banning third party sales of puppies and kittens, following an earlier consultation in 2019 which had highlighted certain other issues…

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