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Standards committee definition

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What does Standards committee mean?

A committee set up under the Local Government Act 2000 s.53 to promote and maintain high standards of conduct throughout the authority.

The committee: gives the council advice on adopting a local Code of Conduct; monitors the effectiveness of the Code; trains members on the Code; assesses and reviews complaints about members; conducts determinations' hearings; grants dispensations to members with prejudicial interests; and grant exemptions for politically restricted posts. There must be three people on the standards committee, including at least two members of the authority and at least one independent member, and the chair must always be an independent member.


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