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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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The Week in Parliament

July 16, 2020 By Article

Brexit! Do you remember when that was top of the hit parade? Those were the days eh? Well, it seems we might be getting something of a resurgence of that…

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The Consultation Institute makes submissions to parliamentary inquiry

July 16, 2020 By Article

The Government response to the pandemic has been the subject of much debate over the last few months. Yesterday in Parliament, the acting Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey seemed…

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Public engagement and the green recovery: six priorities for local authorities

July 16, 2020 By Article

tCI’s first Guidance Note on public engagement for the green recovery aims to set out a framework for local authorities in approaching public engagement and consultation relating to their climate…

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Putting the GOVE into GOVErnment: Consultation and his recent lecture

July 14, 2020 By Tuesday Topic

Public servants need to understand the Downing Street approach to their future At the beginning of July there were two important speeches. One came from the Prime Minister – a typical bish-bash-bosh tour…

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The art of good Governance

July 10, 2020 By Article

Good corporate governance is often described in terms of processes and controls which certainly need to be in place to avoid the risk of any legal challenge, or is it,…

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