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The Standards Commission for Scotland

Welcome to the website of the Standards Commission for Scotland ("the Standards Commission").

The Standards Commission is an independent public body which encourages high ethical standards in public life through the promotion and enforcement of Codes of Conduct for councillors and those appointed to the Boards of devolved public bodies.

We work with:

  • all 32 Scottish local authorities
  • 105 public bodies


How to Complain

A complaint that a councillor has breached the Councillors’ Code of Conduct or a member of a devolved public body has breached that organisations Code of Conduct for Members should be made to the Commissioner for Ethical Standards In Public Life in Scotland ("CES").

If you wish to make a complaint about a Local Authority councillor or a member of the Board of Management of a devolved public body, or just want to know more about the kinds of issues can be considered, please click the button below. Please note that this link will take you to the home page of the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.


How to Complain


Latest News

LA-R-1397 Press Release Re: Hearing 06 March 2014
LA-FA-1392 Press Release Re: Hearing 17-18 February 2014