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The Standards Commission is an independent body whose purpose is to encourage 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.


Revised Guidance on the Councillors' Code of Conduct

1st March 2016

The Standards Commission has revised its Guidance on the Councillors' Code of Conduct.  The Revised Guidance can be found here.

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Re-launched Website for Standards Commission

15th January 2016

Welcome to our re-launched website!  Please take a look around and contact us with any comments! Thank you.

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Professional Briefing 8

8th January 2016

Contains information about: Revised Guidance on the Councillors' Code of Conduct The Standards Officer Workshop and the new Guidance for Members of Devolved Public Bodies Health and Social Care Integration Joint Boards Hearings since the last Briefing   You can find Professional Briefing 8 and...

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