transparency

18 Apr 2016

Let's make sure every voice is heard in Wales

There are now just a couple of weeks until the Welsh Assembly election. Parties are coming out with their policies for the next Assembly thick and fast. So we’re calling on parties to revitalise democracy in Wales. We’re already making a difference: The Welsh Lib Dems have pledged to support our Youth Promise – six policies to boost youth engagement in politics. Plaid Cymru and Wales Green Party […]
12 Apr 2016

Letting the light in: How to open up Welsh politics

In a week that politicians in Wales and across the UK opened up about their finances following the release of the ‘Panama Papers’, today we’re pleased to launch our ‘minifesto’ on opening up government in Wales. We think it’s time to ‘let the light in’ on all aspects of Welsh politics, as the Assembly gains more powers and responsibilities. As we say in our publication launched today , “Rightly […]
7 Jan 2016

Scotland needs a stronger Lobbying Bill

Remember the phone-hacking scandal? It seems long ago, but we shouldn’t forget how much we learned about the ways big private interests try to influence policy. The Leveson Inquiry dug up all sorts of stories about News International’s lobbying of senior cabinet ministers involved in Murdoch’s BSkyB bid. In their book on lobbying, Tamasin Cave and Andrew Rowell describe the relationship between […]