A while back I posted about a Consultation Consultation. BERR yesterday published their new guidelines for Central Government consultations to come into force in November 2008.
The new Code of Practice on Consultation can be downloaded from the BERR site.
"This Code is based on the results of a review of Government consultations in 2007 involving many people who regularly respond to Government consultations. Many thanks to those of you who
participated in this review.
The new Code will apply from November 2008 to all central Government departments’ formal, written consultation exercises. Other public sector organisations are invited to sign up to the Code. A
list of organisations adopting the Code will be published in November. Where the new Code refers the reader to supporting guidance, this will become available by November."
I’ve not read it yet – too busy – but it does have a very pretty front cover.