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COBRA at Christmas

December 21, 2021 By Tuesday Topic

They hold Cobra meetings in the North Pole.  Few people know this. But last week, whilst the rest of the world played party politics, Father Christmas convened a COBRA meeting…

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Why are you referred to as Black. Asian. Minority. Ethnic?

December 17, 2021 By Article

The umbrella term and acronym, ‘BAME’ has taken the effect of categorising a diverse range of minority ethnic groups, such as African, Caribbean, South, and East Asian descent (and more),…

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The Week in Parliament

December 17, 2021 By Article

And that’s it. Parliament is in recess, and after I’ve pressed publish on this I’ll be going off on a long Christmas holiday. But, as is often the case, there’s…

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Online Reflections on 2021

December 17, 2021 By Article

At the end of 2019, I wrote an article reflecting on the first full year of the Institute’s e-Learning offering. As we recently passed the milestone of 1000 unique students,…

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“An equality impact assessment by any other name would smell as sweet”- the provisional local government settlement and a question of adequacy

December 16, 2021 By Article

It’s the time of year when the Government decides how much (or, more usually, how little) money it is going to give to local authorities for their local government finance…

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Press Release: The Consultation Institute announces partnership with the National Democratic Institute to support the growth of a healthy ‘consultation culture’ in Ukraine

December 14, 2021 Article, Press Release

To view the official press release, please click here. The Consultation Institute (tCI), a global leader in consultation best practice, and the National Democratic Institute (NDI), a non-governmental organisation that…

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Scotland’s National Planning Framework points the way to doing planning a better way

December 13, 2021 By Article

By Peter McColl The planning system is how we, as a society, decide what gets built where. It is one of the ways in which many citizens engage in our…

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Parliamentary Committee recommends suspension of Elections Bill over consultation failings

December 13, 2021 By Article

One of the key pieces of legislation currently going through the parliamentary process is the Governments new Elections Bill. The Bill is, according to the Government designed to strengthen the…

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NHS Reconfigurations – the ‘Power-grab’ clause

December 13, 2021 By Article

By Rhion Jones As the Health & Care Bill continues its passage through Parliament, many of us are looking anxiously at what is, at the time of writing, a proposed…

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