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Local Government Association's Model Code of Conduct

Meeting: 08/06/2021 - Governance Committee (Item 14)

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Report by the Monitoring Officer (attached).



Additional documents:


The Committee considered the report of the Monitoring Officer as to the Local Government Association’s Model Code of Conduct (circulated previously).


The Monitoring Officer advised that:


·         The Model Code provided a template for all Councils to use and amend as required.

·         The aim was to achieve a standard format for the Code of Conduct across all Councils. The new Code was not a major departure from the Authority’s existing Code of Conduct.

·         If the code was breached it would usually be a matter for the Monitoring Officer, although the Constitution did allow for any cases to be presented to the Governance Committee.


RECOMMENDED that the Model Code of Conduct proceed to Full Council for consideration.