On 12 and 13 March 2019, the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) will co-host the International Parliamentary Regulators Conference with the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA).

Ten years ago, the difficulty of having politicians self-regulate their pay and expenses became all too clear in the United Kingdom. It led to the establishment of IPSA, who developed a clear set of rules for Members of Parliament to follow and an independent framework for MPs’ pay.

Since their establishment, IPSA have connected with bodies performing similar functions in over 30 countries. This conference, focusing on the theme of trust and transparency, aims to bring together this international experience, and supplement it with learning drawn from public policy and academic theory.

The agenda includes opportunities to; hear about others’ practice and to share learning and experience; hear from political philosophers about the theory of parliamentary regulation and how it is evolving; and carry out workshops and panel discussions with key speakers to understand their experience in this field.

The attendees are parliamentary regulators from 13 countries, including Australia, Chile, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Scotland, Wales, Zambia and the UK.