Joint submission with Spintwatch to Committee on Standards in Public Life’s consultation on local government ethical standards.Read More
Unlock Democracy regularly submits responses to consultations and calls for evidence from Westminster Select Committees, as well as devolved ones in Scotland and Wales. You can browse our latest responses below.
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The government has published the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill which is being referred to as the ‘Repeal Bill’ for short. Unlock Democracy's briefing sets out some of the most important parts of the bill, highlighting some things we think you should be concerned about and the solutions we’re proposing.Read More
As devolution has matured, the Scottish Government and Parliament have become more assertive, and therefore a more important arena for lobbying. This trend is only likely to continue with the prospect of further changes in the future.Read More
We believe that members of the UK Parliament should be accountable to the people of the UK and that the most pressing reform of the House of Lords is the need to introduce democratic legitimacy. It is now over 100 years since the Parliament Act 1911 was passed as a temporary measure until an elected second chamber could be introduced.Read More
The Public Administration Select Committee published its report recommending a register in 2008 and it was part of the Coalition Agreement and yet two years into the new Parliament we are only just at the green paper stage.Read More
Unlock Democracy welcomed the government’s commitment to introduce a statutory register of lobbying interests. However, we are disappointed that proposals that took so long to produce are so limited in scope.Read More