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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.

Amended Advice Notes

27th May 2020

We’ve amended the following three Advice Notes for Councillors on:

·       Distinguishing between Strategic and Operational Matters

·       The Application of Article 10 of the ECHR

·       Bullying and Harassment

The amendments aim to strengthen the provisions concerning respect, bullying and harassment and how these are interpreted.