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Legal threat made over Chester bus lanes which are causing ‘mayhem’

October 30, 2020

Furious Kevin Kennedy is threatening a legal challenge over new city centre bus and cycle lanes. The move comes after motorists and residents said the changes in Chester were causing…

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Five-tier Covid plan “rushed through without consultation” with industry

October 30, 2020

A trade body has said that the Scottish Government’s proposed five-level framework approach to suppressing coronavirus has been rushed through without proper consultation with the hospitality industry. The Scottish Licensed…

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Judicial review on West Hertfordshire hospitals decision process

October 30, 2020

Health chiefs are to be challenged in the courts, when a judicial review will consider how plans for future hospital services have been developed. The Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group…

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The Week in Parliament

October 30, 2020 By Article

We’ll be having a fairly short WIP this week. Not because of any particular aversion to work on my part, but because the chambers across the UK have simply not…

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“But I don’t understand!”- The importance of comprehension in consultation

October 30, 2020 By Article

Twice in the past week, my attention has been drawn by similar issues. The first came in a tweet we received asking about the importance of consultees being able to…

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Institute FOI on the UK Internal Market Bill Consultation

October 30, 2020 By Article

We’ve been writing for weeks about the controversial United Kingdom Internal Market Bill, following its passage through Parliament and highlighting our own concerns about the consultation behind it. Rather than…

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Consultation and the resurgence of evidence

October 27, 2020 By Tuesday Topic

Will Big Oil face the same legal challenges as Big Tobacco? A recent Special Report in The Economist had a section heading called ‘Courtrooms are the new battleground for climate…

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Fury as traffic flow cameras secretly monitor pedestrians for social distancing without public consultation

October 26, 2020 Consultation News

Millions of people are being monitored for social distancing as part of a government-backed project secretly rolled out across Britain, the Mail can reveal. In what campaigners call a sign…

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Participation and power – does your voice count?

October 23, 2020 By Article

Apart from monitoring the goings-on in the Commons Chamber itself, we also do our best to keep an eye on happenings in legislative committee rooms throughout the UK. It’s not…

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