Panel Review

A Panel Review of Government Policy on Gypsies and Travellers

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The Travellers’ Aid Trust (TAT) has been funded by the Rowntree Charitable Trust to establish a panel to evaluate the impact of the Decentralisation and Localism Bill and other policies affecting Gypsies and Travellers and to produce a report to determine means by which Government proposals can be strengthened and made more effective in terms of site delivery and social inclusion.

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The panel review took place on the 3rd and 4th of February 2011 and took evidence from a wide range of stakeholders including local government and of course Gypsies and Travellers. It is hoped that through the panel review and report a positive and constructive contribution can be made to wider debates.

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The academic team on the panel has been charged with drafting a report which is balanced and academically rigorous and which allows a range of views to be aired. Hence, reference will be made to all views expressed including those held by a minority of invitees to the panel and a draft report will be circulated amongst all participants allowing further feedback and revision. Where consensus cannot be found, differing views will be presented accurately and with balance.

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Please note that TAT has a limited objective with the panel research. Its sole objective is to create a space for dialogue and a report which captures important points of discussion and ways forward. Once finalized, the ownership of the report and potential as a campaign and policy tool will be handed over to all the groups that participated in the formulation of the report.

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Documents


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Panel-Review-Table-of-Proceedings

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Panel-Review-Discussion-Paper


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Link to written submissions

(coming soon)


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A Big or Divided Society?

Recommendations and Report of the Panel Review into the Impact of the Localism Bill and Coalition Government Policy on Gypsies and Travellers

Download the report here (PDF)

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Links

Communities and Local Government Essential Guide to the Decentralisation and Localism Bill:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/localgovernment/decentralisationguide

Communities and Local Government Select Committee inquiry into the abolition of regional strategies:

http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/communities-and-local-government-committee/inquiries/spatial-strategies/