Government transparency and accountability during Covid 19: The data underpinning decisions Contents



1 Covid 19 data – one year on

Progress to date

2 Public communication, behaviour, and trust

The purpose of data transparency

Telling the story of Covid 19 in data

Data presented by Government

The politicisation of data

Ministerial and Departmental responsibilities for statistics

Informal advisors to the Government

Communicating uncertainty

Data and trust

Anxiety, risk and behaviour

Role of the media

3 Decision making

The chain of command

Exercising his accountability

Using data to inform the response

Sharing data with local leaders

Devolved matters

Existing systems

4 Transparency

Local lockdown and tiering decisions

Lifting the first lockdown

Local tiering decisions

The test for lifting lockdowns or moving tiers

The February 2021 roadmap

Decisions affecting businesses

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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