The UK government has faced criticism over its approach to standards, but it is not the only government around the world – or even within the UK – grappling with these questions.
With other governments taking different approaches to setting and upholding rules for standards in public life, this panel discussion will explore what the UK can learn about upholding standards from governments across the world, what role parliaments play in this process and whether standards need a stronger legislative basis.
We were joined by:
Mario Dion, Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner of the Canadian parliament
Duncan Hames, Director of Policy Transparency International UK
Dr Melissa McCullough, Commissioner for Standards at the Northern Ireland assembly
This event was chaired by Tim Durrant, Associate Director at the Institute for Government.
Find out more about our ethical standards in government conference: https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/events/ethical-standards-government