Code of Conduct Briefing

The Code of Conduct Briefing is important for councillors (as they sign up to the Code) and to clerks (given the council's duty to try to ensure ethical standards). It is an essential course for new councillors and for longer-standing councillors who would like to reinforce their understanding of the ethical requirements imposed under the Act and the Code of Conduct adopted by their council.

This course covers the requirements on councillors and the council under the Localism Act 2011. It also explores how those requirements have been translated into the Code of Conduct adopted by the council. The course will cover typical and model Code of Conducts but attendees should bring a copy of their Code to assist with the exploration of the application of the law through their Code.

Key elements include:

  • What is a disclosable pecuniary interest?
  • What is a local pecuniary interest?
  • What should be included on a register of interests?
  • What gifts or hospitality should be declared?
  • What is a dispensation and when is it appropriate to request one?
  • How are dispensations decided?
  • What are the implications of non-compliance?
  • What are the criminal offences that apply?
  • How to avoid problems?

Course Fees

£22+ VAT per delegate

Training Dates

There are currently no dates available, soon to be advertised.