What does it mean to ‘trust’ political institutions? And how can local government play its part in raising the level of political discourse?
As part of our Public Trust Lab project, we focus on issues of transparency, accountability and democratic processes in this week’s episode. We bring you highlights from our recent roundtable on trust as well as some recent briefings on the DCMS Civil Society Strategy, proposed new electoral laws on social media and the accountability issues raised by the Carillion collapse.
Plus our regular roundup of news from the past two weeks including Sadiq Khan’s new knife crime unit, tackling county lines gangs and some lighter stories involving ravens and wheelie bins in our ‘And Finally’ section.
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Links mentioned in the podcast:
- Briefing: DCMS: Civil Society Strategy
- Briefing: The Carillion Collapse: Joint WP and BEIS Committee Reports and Government Response
- Briefing: The Prospectus for 2019 Voter ID pilots: what you need to know
- Briefing: After Carillion: Public sector outsourcing and contracting
- Briefing: Election candidates and campaigns: a consultation on new laws
- Blog: Integrity, openness and fairness in building public trust
- Project: Public Trust Lab