Briefing: Standards: recommendations for rigorous change

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
March 11, 2019
Hilary Kitchin LGiU associate
Issues Covered
  • Committee on Standards in Public Life
  • good governance
  • Social media
  • standards
Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Social media and digital technology
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