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How to make government accountable

Monday 15 October 2018, 12:30 - 13:30

Weak accountability leads to government failures or tragedies that affect the public – so what can be done to strengthen it?

At this event, the Institute for Government launched its report Accountability in modern government - recommendations for change, based on a year-long consultation and input from a high-profile advisory group.

To discuss the findings, our panel included:

  • Rt Hon Dame Margaret Hodge MP, Labour MP for Barking, former Chair of the Commons Public Accounts Committee
  • Sir Richard Mottram, Visiting Professor at the LSE, former Permanent Secretary
  • Jonathan Slater, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Education

The report was introduced by Benoit Guerin, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Government, and the event was chaired by Emma Norris, Programme Director at the Institute for Government.

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