A Covenant for Local Authorities


Covenants are fundamentally different from contracts. Based on trust and a willingness to uphold ‘your side’ even if the other party stumbles or lets you down. Could a town hall really have a covenant with local groups?

The Covenant: Produced by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Faith and Society

FaithAction: The secretariat to the APPG and encouraging local authorities to adopt the covenant.

In a really good speech, John Cruddas MP, Labour’s policy coordinator, makes several mentions of the covenant that politicians have with the public and how it has been broken. Read it here: Cruddas role of the state in the good society