Private sector could soon be asked to comply with transparency rules!
Labour plans to make private companies that work for the taxpayer obey public sector transparency rules. Under the plans, the Freedom of Information Act would be extended to firms and charities selling services to the state, requiring firms to disclose information about public sector contracts. “More and more of our public services are being delivered by private companies and charities, out of reach of freedom of information. We must demand the same openness from them as we expect from government. It’s not on to let these organisations hide behind a veil of secrecy,” Sadiq Khan, the shadow justice secretary, comments.
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