Decision details

Minor Amends to the Statement of Ethical Standards

Decision Maker: Director of People

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No


The Director of People, under the Scheme of Delegation to Officers, is asked to approve the following minor amends to the Statement of Ethical Standards for Employees:

(1) A new inclusion at paragraph 5.3 making it a requirement for a declaration of financial or personal interest for employees who are Grade 14 and above to be submitted on an annual basis, including a nil return where there are no interests to declare.

(2) Reference at paragraph 5.4 to a compliance monitoring report being presented annually to senior management.

The proposed amends are recommendations from an audit report that looked at governance and compliance arrangements for registering interests.

They have been shared with and noted by the recognised trade unions at the Joint Negotiating and Consultative Forum.


Lucy Thompson, Director of People, took the decision that the minor amendments to the Statement of Ethical Standards for Employees are approved.


Divisions Affected: N/A;

Contact: Kelly Gilman Email:

Date of decision: 16/05/2024

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