Decision details

Code of Conduct and Guidance Revision

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To consider revisions to the Code of Conduct for Members


The Monitoring Officer reported that at the previous meeting of the Committee, Members had considered a review of standards arrangements and had received an update with regard to the model LGA Code of Conduct which had been considered by the Cumbria Monitoring Officers Group.  It had been requested that a report be brought back to the meeting with the amended version of the code and revised guidance for final consideration ahead of recommendation to full Council.


The Model Code of Conduct with suggested amendments had been included as an appendix to the report.  The amendments had been shown via tracked changes to make it easier for Members to see where the suggestions had been made to the LGA

Model Code of Conduct.


Since the LGA Code had been published, a revised version had been issued in July 2021 and the tweaks had been incorporated into the latest version.  Members had been requested to confirm whether they wished to see unpaid directorships added to the other registrable interests which the Council had said should be declared.  The Monitoring Officer advised that if Members agreed that those should be included, then they would be incorporated into the recommendations for full Council.


RESOLVED:- To recommend the Council to:-


  1. Adopt the LGA Code of Conduct (as amended) as attached to the report;


  1. Agree that the registration of ‘Other Registerable Interests’ include ‘unpaid directorships’; and


  1. That subject to the revised Code being adopted that the guidance be revised as set out in the report.


Report author: Debbie Storr

Publication date: 12/01/2022

Date of decision: 07/12/2021

Decided at meeting: 07/12/2021 - Audit and Governance Committee

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