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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.

Consultation on the Councillors' Code of Conduct

12th December 2016

The Scottish Government is today launching a consultation on the Councillors Code of Conduct.  The purpose of the consultation is to seek views on possible changes to the Code’s provisions on conflicts of interest as regards councillors who are also members of other public bodies such as Regional Transport Partnerships..


The Consultation can be accessed at:              


The deadline for contributions is 20 March 2017.