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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.


(i) You have a registerable interest where you (or a firm in which you are a partner, or an undertaking in which you are a director or in which you have shares where the nominal value of these shares is (a) greater than 1% of the issued share capital of the company or other body; or (b) greater than £25,000) have made a contract with the Commission:

  1. under which goods or services are to be provided, or works are to be executed; and
  2. which has not been fully discharged.

(ii) You must register a description of the contract, including its duration, but excluding the consideration.