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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)…Read more
The ‘Gunning’ Gap – It is time to propose a fifth rule and address a missing requirement for a lawful consultation.
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
Half-baked proposals – It is the job of public consultations to help detect when proposals are inadequate
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…Read more
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…Read more