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Comment: Who let the lobbyists in?

The release of information on parliamentary rooms booked out by MPs for entertaining provides a valuable insight into the space between politics and the private sector. By Tamasin Cave Now we know the extent to which MPs are facilitating access to the House of Commons facilities for commercial lobbyists, as information from the Commons banqueting… Read more »

Spending on quangos has shot up
Quango spending rises by £10bn

By Alexis Alison Annual spending on quangos has increased by more than 25% since Gordon Brown became prime minister. The amount spent on quangos shot up from £37 billion to £46.5 billion. Tories criticised the substantial rise in the annual figure, claiming a lack of transparency and poor accountability had driven up the cost of… Read more »