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Citizens’ Assembly announced for climate emergency

June 20, 2019

MPs agree to Extinction Rebellion demand as environmental campaigners say decisions must be binding A citizens’ assembly on climate change is to meet this autumn as part of a government…

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NI Dept of Health consultation deadline extended due to public interest

June 20, 2019

Public consultation on proposed controversial changes to both breast cancer assessment and stroke services locally has been extended.Originally, a July 19 deadline had been set. But given the volume of…

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Judge grants full hearing into Council’s children’s centre closures

June 17, 2019

Buckinghamshire activists who are trying to overturn Buckinghamshire County Council’s decision to close 19 children’s centres scored their first victory yesterday at the Royal Courts of Justice. The campaigners case…

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DEFRA force a U-Turn on licences following a fiasco

June 14, 2019

Defra has forced a shooting licence U-Turn after taking over from Natural England following a fiasco in which farmers were banned from protecting their land from pests. Earlier this year,…

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Are the Courts making public consultations more difficult to organise?

June 14, 2019 By

On the occasion of launching our latest edition of Latest Law this week, we have sought to respond to a question posed by an Institute member. The individual was fully aware…

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Judicial Review granted over suspension to A&E services

June 12, 2019

TCI Commentary: Paul Parsons The NHS decision to suspend the accident and emergency service at the Friarage hospital in Northallerton is set to be scrutinised by the courts. Commenting on…

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Can a subcontractor bias a consultation?

June 7, 2019 By

In today’s newsletter, there is a cautionary tale about allegations of bias when the Government used a specialist Company to help obtain a bigger response to the consultation on a…

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Gov accused of trying to ‘rig’ consultation on Westminster Holocaust Memorial plans

June 7, 2019

TCI: Read the piece we wrote following reading this: “Can a subcontractor bias a consultation?”   Article: Thousands of overwhelmingly positive comments were suddenly submitted through a company that received…

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Councillor launches petition over proposed A&E closure

June 6, 2019

A petition to save A&E services at Stafford’s main hospital has been launched by a borough councillor. Fears about the future of County Hospital’s A&E department have been sparked once…

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