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The Universal Credit fiasco shows that we need a new modelof Ministerial accountability

Richards, Dave and Smith, Martin (2013) The Universal Credit fiasco shows that we need a new modelof Ministerial accountability. Democratic Audit Blog (28 Nov 2013). Website.

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Abstract

The Government’s Universal Credit scheme looks to be unravelling, with the Public Accounts Committee recently levelling a series of withering criticisms at the Department for Work and Pensions. Dave Richards and Martin Smith argue that the Secretary of State’s decision to pin the blame for these failures on his departmental officials marks the culmination of a long term blurring of established lines of accountability. The authors argue that Britain need a new version of the “Haldane Principle”, fit for the 21st Century, to clarify who takes the blame when things go wrong.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2013 Democratic Audit UK
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2014 11:39
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2021 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/56177

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