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The Standards Commission issues Guidance to help councillors and members of devolved public bodies interpret and adhere to the provisions in the Code of Conduct and to attain the highest possible standards of conduct.

Consultation Documents

The Standards Commission is committed to providing a response to any consultation that impacts on the ethical standards framework and standards in public life.

In addition, the Standards Commission regularly undertakes consultations and share responses on issues that impact the ethical standards framework, including any proposals to change the Guidance to the Codes of Conduct.

Current Consultations

The Scottish Government published a consultation on possible amendments to the provisions on conflicts of interests in the Councillors' Code of Conduct on 12 December 2016.  Information on the consultation can be found on the Scottish Government's website here.  The Standards Commission's response, issued on 6 March 2017, can be found below.




The Standards Commission's response to the Consultation on Possible Amendments to the Councillors' Code of Conduct

6th March 2017

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