Summary Three sets of UK scandals: covid-19, climate change and child pedestrian safeguarding The "Net Zero 2050" UK Government deceits UK Government deceit: overclaiming the reduction in UK CO2 emissions The UK's seven principles of public life The OBLIGATION and the RIGHT to protest About
The UK's seven principles of public life
In a democracy, politicians and officials cannot just do whatever they like. Instead, they must comply with the principles of competent and fair administration.
In the UK, these principles are set out as Nolan's Seven Principles of Public Life. They were first put forward by the Committee on Standards in Public Life in its 1995 Report , and have since been restated in the Committee's 2016 Report Striking the balance , which reviewed the various regulators.
The Principles are
This is a quotation from the 2016 report:
These principles are widely ignored.
|||Committee on Standards in Public Life (1995) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-7-principles-of-public-life/the-7-principles-of-public-life--2|
|||Committee on Standards in Public Life (2016) Striking the Balance: Upholding the Seven Principles of Public Life in Regulation https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/554817/Striking_the_Balance__web__-_v3_220916.pdf|
First published: 16 Apr 2021
Last updated: 16 Apr 2021