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Speaking freely

Free speech is under threat in Whitehall, and Hepi has a paper on specialist providers

Playbook has called for a Government Departments (Freedom of Speech) Bill before, but the need for such legislation is becoming increasingly apparent.

The extent to which 2022 Cabinet Office rules about who can and cannot speak in Whitehall have resulted in the trawling of individuals’ social media accounts in order to rule them out of appearances has made national news in recent days, but it is an issue that we have been following closely for some time.

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