The relocation of a National Express bus depot for the Commonwealth Games athlete’s village will cost £15.5m – eight times more than budgeted.
Posts Tagged: Transparency
There are glossy reports and poorly attended meetings. But obvious failings are ignored.
Greater transparency is crucial to restoring trust in politics, both locally and nationally.
Grieve’s demand for advisers’ correspondence touches on awkward questions of how transparency really works
He’s right that such data is public, even if in private hands. But the route he has taken to try to obtain it is full of difficulties.
This is a return to the agenda of Eric Pickles. It should help show the community benefits of new housing.
The people of Suffolk are not “nimbies”. But ignoring concerns about traffic congestion and ugliness achieves nothing.
Our borough is still recovering from the Grenfell tragedy. We’re working hard to share information on how decisions are made.
In the second of three articles, the Weston-super-Mare MP argues for drastic action to rebuild legitimacy in the eyes of the people.
Kemi Badenoch: My plan for candidates – a transparent, democratic process, for an even stronger Party
Also, a balanced Parliamentary Party requires a diverse pipeline of candidates – this means diversity of background and thought.
Council committees lack independence. Local newspapers are sadly in decline. There is not the equivalent rigour to that provided by Parliament and the media nationally.
Making it harder for criminals to hide behind shell companies will boost our international standing and remove a driver of high house prices.
It is not merely money that is wasted. It is spending which diminishes the amount of scrutiny that might otherwise occur.
J. Meirion Thomas: The new rules aimed at preventing health tourism are toothless, and leave the NHS wide open to abuse
The official guidance contains gaping loopholes, and Freedom of Information requests show that Health Trusts are unprepared to carry out vital checks.
Small firms have had to struggle due to bureaucratic inertia by some councils. At least the culprits have been identified.
The Information Commissioner also backs openness from housing associations.