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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.

Standards Commission Meetings

The Members of the Standards Commission for Scotland meet on 10 occasions each year to discuss policy, strategy and to consider Reports submitted by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland (ESC).  The Standards Commission is supported by an Audit & Risk Committee, to ensure appropriate corporate governance and risk management procedures, policies and controls are in place and are effectively managed.  In addition, the Standards Commission is also supported by a Human Resources Committee.  These Committees, which are advisory only and have no executive powers, meet on three occasions per year and once a year respectively. The  Minutes of the Audit and Risk Committee are published on the website. 

The Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life (ESC) is invited to meet with the Standards Commission  to discuss emerging issues and trends which are identified during review of investigations statistics.  

Minutes of Standards Commission meetings can be accessed by clicking on links below.


Date of Meeting PDF Format Word Format
22/02/2021 Download PDF Download Word
25/01/0021 Download PDF Download Word
14/12/2020 Download PDF Download Word
02/11/2020 Download PDF Download Word
28/09/2020 Download PDF Download Word
20/07/2020 Download PDF Download Word
29/06/2020 Download PDF Download Word
26/05/2020 Download PDF Download Word
27/04/0020 Download PDF Download Word
30/03/2020 Download PDF Download Word