The Independent Commission on Good Governance in Public Services, chaired by Sir Alan Langlands, worked throughout 2004. From two rounds of consultation, the Commission drew on the views of a wide range of people with experience of governance, and of service users and citizens, to produce the Good Governance Standard for Public Services. The Standard presents six principles of good governance that are common to all public service organisations and are intended to help all those with an interest in public governance to assess good governance practice. The Independent Commission on Good Governance in Public Services was established and supported by the Office for Public Management (OPM®) and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), in partnership with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Download a pdf of the report here. For more information, background papers and to buy printed copies (£20 inc. p&p), visit www.opm.co.uk.