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August Consultations- No rest for the Consultor!

September 11, 2020 By Article

As we’re into September, we thought we’d have a little look back at the major consultations announced across the UK (and one from the Irish Republic) in August. In total…

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Facial recognition test case raises serious equality and engagement issues

September 11, 2020 Article

Trial deployments of facial recognition technology by South Wales Police have been ruled unlawful by the Court of Appeal. Consultation Institute Associate, Anna Collins, explores the role that public opinion…

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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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