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Regulating the revolving door between public and private sectors

Regulating the revolving door between public and private sectors
Published on: 26 October 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Regulating the revolving door between public and private sectors
  • What guidance is given to civil servants when they leave their role as to the restrictions in respect of private sector employment?
  • Does this present a barrier to future employment for former civil servants? How can they best walk the line between utilising government experience and exploiting privileged access?
  • What due diligence should employers undertake when hiring former civil servants?
  • Could a company face any penalties or sanctions for hiring a former civil servant and subsequently benefitting from their privileged access?
  • What penalties could a former civil servant face if they are found to have exploited their privileged access to government documents for commercial gain?

Article summary

Employment analysis: As public confidence in politicians’ remains at dangerous lows, upkeep of standards in the revolving door between public and private sectors is ever more important. Steve Goodrich of Transparency International outlines some of the employment issues facing former civil servants, suggesting a regulatory body could soon be in line for a shakeup. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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