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About Us

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 Hearings

16th July 2020

While Hearings are normally open to the public and press, social distancing guidelines in place during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic mean that the Standards Commission will have to limit the number of attendees at Hearings scheduled to be held in August, September and October 2020. We intend to do so on a first come, first served basis, so if you would like to reserve a place at a Hearing, please email: with your name and the Hearing you wish to attend. We will then reply to let you know if you have been allocated a space at the Hearing.

Please note that we will publish a full written decision on the website following the conclusion of a Hearing. We will also prepare a press release. If you would like a copy of this to be emailed to you at the conclusion of the Hearing, please let us know.