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.
Lord Evans discusses the Committee's latest report, Upholding Standards in Public Life, the final report of the Standards Matter 2 review.
Dr Alistair Clark is reader in politics at Newcastle University. In this guest blog, he looks at the potential impact of the government’s recently published illustrative Electoral Commission Strategy and Policy Statement.
Lord Evans refelcts on recent commentary on the funding of political parties and the Committee's 2011 report.
Dame Shirley Pearce, independent member of the Committee, discusses the recommendations in CSPL's new report on encouraging compliance with election finance rules.