The Information Commissioner should provide stronger guidance to ensure councillors are not obstructed from fulfilling their role.
Posts Tagged: Transparency
The recently departed Prime Minister is re-emerging – and working on his memoirs. He will want to project his greatest achievement: public service reform.
We are allowed to read the most salacious details in the newspapers – why not let us see what goes on for ourselves, in context?
What have they got to hide?
Self-governing democracies are entitled to choose their own tax rates.
A local blog discovered how much was spent by Harrow Council on dinner jacket rentals for awards ceremonies.
Wherever our money goes, transparency should follow.
Councillors should champion transparency.
Having Freedom of Information law follow public funds into the third sector is welcome, but the Government must stop paying to lobby itself.
Conservatives believe that the state should be the servant not the master of the people.
Freedom of Information may be inconvenient at times, but it is clearly right – and should therefore be protected
No party in power is enthusiastic about being scrutinised. But it would be a serious error to restrict FoI when it has helped make the case against waste.
Cllr Jim McMahon has argued there was “no alternative” to a Council Tax rise.
Transparency should travel with taxpayer funding – if you don’t want to be accountable to the people, then don’t ask them to pay your bills.
That means embracing new technologies, implementing a seven-day service and being honest about problems.
Cameron’s former chief strategist has lost patience with crony capitalism. The new Deputy Chairman of the Party is well-placed to help make real his radical vision.