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Whitehall's new Consultation principles – First reactions to the slimline replacement for the HM Government Code of Practice (2008)

This is the fourth attempt (over 13 years) to prescribe a set of rules for Government departments and other public bodies to conduct public and stakeholder consultations. And in many ways it is the most interesting, for it needs to cope with a very different world, and meet the admirable goal of being more succinct, less bureaucratic and generally more practical than its predecessors.

 

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Rhion Jones is considered a leading authority on Public Engagement and Consultation. A founding Director of the Consultation Institute, he is co-author of “The Art of Consultation” (2009) and “The Politics of Consultation” (2018). He has delivered over 500 training courses and Masterclasses and is a prolific writer on the subject, having written over 350 different Topic papers and over 50 full Briefing Papers for the Institute. Since 2003 over 15,000 person-days of training based on courses he invented have been delivered. Rhion is in demand as an entertaining Keynote Speaker and Special Adviser, particularly on the Law of Consultation, and its implications for Government and other Public Bodies. In 2017, he was awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’.

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