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Welcome to the Committee on Standards in Public Life website – promoting high standards of behaviour in the public sphere through the Seven Principles of Public Life enunciated by the Nolan Committee.

Latest news

5 January 2013

The Committee will be holding its annual public accountabilty meeting and publishing its report  ‘Standards matter: a review of best practice in promoting good behaviour in public life’ on Thursday 17th January 2013.

12 December 2012

The Prime Minister has appointed Angela Watkinson MP as the Conservative member of the Committee. Angela replaces Oliver Heald MP who stepped down following his appointment as Solicitor General.

22 November 2012

One year after publishing its report on political party finance, the Committee on Standards in Public Life has urged the parties to work together to clean up party funding. You can download the press notice here.

Previous News

Annual Report 2011-2012

The Committee has published its Annual Report for 2011/12 detailing its work throughout the year. To view the report click here

Oliver Heald Stepping Down

Oliver Heald MP has stepped down from the Committee following his appointment as Solicitor General in the recent Ministerial reshuffle

Committee on Standards in Public Life blog

The Committee on Standards in Public Life has launched a blog to capture the views of the public on themes emerging from our current Review looking at what works best in promoting high standards of ethical behaviour. Committee members will be blogging on various themes each week but also want to hear the views of the public. The blog can be accessed here

Sir Christopher Kelly’s Statement on Ministerial Interests Debate

Sir Christopher Kelly welcomed the Parliamentary debate on the Public Administration Select Committee’s report on the independent Adviser on Ministerial Interests and called for him to be given the power to instigate his own inquiries. To read the press notice click here

Ethics and best practice – Committee seeks the views of the public

Ethics and best practice – Committee seeks the views of the public

As part of their review ‘Ethics and best practice – what works?’ the Commitee are asking the public to contribute their views on what drives high ethical standards.

To read the press notice click here.

To view Sir Christopher Kelly’s article click here.