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The government has announced that 20 cities will be given greater control over spending on planning and transport. Some NGOs want to go much further.
The scandal where MPs are reportedly claiming expenses to rent homes while letting their own property, needs addressing immediately, say reformers.
The reform group Unlock Democracy has called for firm action from the government on business lobbying in the wake of the 'jobs for generals' scandal.
The sentencing of former Polly Peck boss and Tory donor Asil Nadir for theft raises important issues about the relationship of big money to politics.
Political reform groups have reacted with anger to the government's abandonment of Lords reform, following Tory backbench pressure.
A leading political reform group says the postponement of a procedural motion on Lords reform is better than seeing the proposals defeated.
Unlock Democracy has published research which reveals that dozens of members of the House of Lords claimed many thousands of pounds tax free in 2011.
Unlock Democracy has written to all Conservative MPs to ask them to support their party's manifesto commitments and back the House of Lords Reform Bill.
Unlock Democracy has published new research confirming majority public support for plans to introduce elections to the House of Lords.
Unlock Democracy have today launched a 'vote match' website to help people in London decide how they should vote in the mayoral elections to be held on 3 May.