The Standards Commission for Scotland writes on the key principle of objectivity which obliges those in public life, including politicians, to make decisions solely on merit, impartially and without discrimination or bias.
Following the resignation of Lord Geidt as the Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests, it has been suggested that there may be no need for this role, or that the administration of the Ministerial Code could be handled differently. This may …
Jane Martin, independent member of the Committee, explains the reasonsing behind amending the descriptor to the Nolan Principle of leadership.
Jane Burgess, a Civil Service Commissioner, writes about the involvement of Ministers in Civil Service appointments.