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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.

Draft Strategic Plan 2020-24

26th November 2019

The Standards Commission’s draft Strategic Plan for the four-year period from 2020 to 2024 can be found here.  The Strategic Plan outlines the Standards Commission’s vision and values, along with its four high level objectives. It also summarises the actions we intend to take to achieve these aims and how we will measure achievement. The estimated costs of delivering each objective is outlined in the plan, within the ‘enablers’ section.

This Strategic Plan builds on the achievements and substantial progress the Standards Commission made during the period covered by the previous Strategic Plan (2016 to 2020). While we will continue to enforce compliance with the Codes of Conduct through our adjudication role, we will also remain focused on promoting the ethical standards framework and assisting councillors and members of devolved public bodies governed by the Codes to achieve the highest ethical standards. 

We would be grateful for any comments and suggestions you may have on the draft Strategic Plan. Please email any to by 6 January 2020.