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Ethical standards for providers of public services

The Collapse of Carillion - a Failure of Ethical Standards?

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As further details emerge about the collapse of Carillion, it is tempting to put their failures down to a lack of poor strategic leadership and competent financial management. Details supporting that thesis may well emerge over the coming months as …

Regulators and the revolving door

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  A flurry of recent news stories has raised controversy about ex-ministers and senior civil servants passing through ‘the revolving door’- moving from government service into well-remunerated positions in the private sector. But at least such moves are overseen by …

The two-way regulation of public appointments and its effects on public life

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In September Dr Felicity Matthews from the University of Sheffield presented to the Committee, findings from her and Prof Matthew Flinders research, into the UK’s experience of public appointments in a comparative context. Dr Felicity Matthews provides further insights from their …