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Transforming care – the need to consult lawfully

September 11, 2015 Briefing Note

Few people now doubt that one of the biggest challenges facing our society is the need to develop a care system that is fit-for-purpose in the twenty-first century. Integrating Health…

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Transforming care – the need to consult lawfully

September 11, 2015 Briefing Note

Few people now doubt that one of the biggest challenges facing our society is the need to develop a care system that is fit-for-purpose in the twenty-first century. Integrating Health…

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Further questions – Is it legitimate for stakeholders or consultees to pose additional questions …?

September 8, 2015 By Tuesday Topic

The Government has launched a large number of consultations this summer. But probably the most high-profile, and politically contentious, will have been the Department of Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS)…

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The ‘Gunning’ Gap – It is time to propose a fifth rule and address a missing requirement for a lawful consultation.

September 8, 2015 By Tuesday Topic

Two years ago, at the Institute’s first Conference, we invited Lord Justice Sedley to talk about the Gunning Principles – a set of rules for public consultations that have assured…

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Going for ‘Bold’ … – Does consultation tend to reinforce a cautious, safe view of alternatives?

September 8, 2015 By Tuesday Topic

Just imagine. A major sporting event! One team, winning for much of the match, finds itself behind with only two minutes to go. It wins a penalty. Converting a penalty…

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Lone Voices – The role of consultation in identifying voices and views not otherwise heard

August 8, 2015 By Tuesday Topic

A common critique of public consultation is that it tends to tell you little more than you knew already. In theory, a well-run consultation should add considerably to the evidence…

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Half-baked proposals – It is the job of public consultations to help detect when proposals are inadequate

June 8, 2015 By Tuesday Topic

Now that everyone watches the Great British Bake-off, there is probably less need to explain the English idiom ’half-baked’ to anyone. Experienced public engagement professionals will, however recognise two types…

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Beyond the Manifesto

May 7, 2015 By Tuesday Topic

Does the language of political commitments suggest the likelihood of public consultations? One clear advantage to having a majority Government once again is that its agenda should be discernible from…

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None of the above – Do unhappy consultees ever feel like disenchanted voters at an Election?

April 8, 2015 By Tuesday Topic

If we lived in Spain…or India…or Poland, we could vote for ‘None of the Above’ or NOTA. It is also the title of a book published last month by journalist…

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