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Steve is Transparency International UK’s Senior Researcher Manager.

Reporting. What does that word conjure up: bureaucracy; administration; red tape? I’m sure it does not elicit bounds of enthusiasm. Therefore, it is completely understandable why those who have to report get it wrong, or forget to file in the first place. Their minds may be focussed on much more important things like ‘real work’.

Today, Transparency International launches the 2019 Corruption Perception Index (CPI), our flagship piece of global research. Ironically, whilst it’s probably why most people have heard of us, there’s an awful lot of confusion still about what the CPI does and does not do. So to help you navigate this year’s results, I’ve written a short

Visit here to try out our Open Access online tool that, for the first time in one accessible place, allows the public to search meetings between UK Ministers and lobbyists.  An aspiring Prime Minister once called lobbying ‘the next big scandal waiting to happen’. Remember that? His comments were prophetical. A month later a string

Last week saw the opening of a new and novel feature in our democracy – the UK’s first recall petition. Whilst widespread in the US – 19 states have this process for their elected officials – recall is a new thing over here, so I thought I’d break down what it is, why it’s happening

Thursday, 23 February 2017 01:11

Whatever happened to the Great British gold rush?

Once a booming market, the trade in UK ‘Golden Visas’ seems to be on the wane. Despite recent claims that it received a post-Brexit boost, latest stats from the Home Office confirm this was merely a minor blip in a seemingly longer, downward trend.

Steve Goodrich examines why the number of UK Tier 1 (Investor) visas granted decreased from 1,172 in 2014 to merely 192 in 2015. The findings make for worrying reading.

This is a big week for transparency campaigners in the UK. After three years of waiting, the Scottish Parliament is finally going to debate whether lobbying in Edinburgh should be open to greater scrutiny. However, the big risk now is that MSPs fail to realise the opportunity that lies in front of them.

Steve Goodrich outlines the background and findings of the effectiveness of the new register of lobbyists that followed the 2014 Lobbying Act, and offers suggestions about what can be done if the UK Government is committed to increasing transparency and combating corrupt lobbying practices.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 12:00

For Lobbying in the UK, It’s Time for a Change

Looking back at the recent report Accountable Influence, TI-UK’s Steve Goodrich looks at the shortcomings of UK lobbying standards, and the steps the UK is taking to bring its standards up to date.

Monday, 21 September 2015 11:00

Time to Make Lobbying Influence Accountable

Following the launch of TI-UK’s new report Accountable Influence: Bringing Lobbying Out of the Shadowswe ask: Why all the secrecy?

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