The Standards Commission issues Guidance to help councillors and members of devolved public bodies interpret and adhere to the provisions in the Code of Conduct and to attain the highest possible standards of conduct.
The Standards Commission is committed to providing a response to any consultation that impacts on the ethical standards framework and standards in public life.
In addition, the Standards Commission regularly undertakes consultations and share responses on issues that impact the ethical standards framework, including any proposals to change the Guidance to the Codes of Conduct.
Past Consultations (Closed)
CONSULTATION ON DRAFT GUIDANCE (2021)
The Standards Commission has updated its Guidance to support the revised Councillors’ Code and Model Code. Copies of the consultations versions of the drafts can be downloaded below:
CONSULTATION ON DRAFT BSL PLAN (2018)
In 2018, the Standards Commissions consulted on its draft British Sign Language (BSL) Plan. The Plan sets out the actions which the Standards Commission will take over the period 2018-2024 to improve access to information and services for BSL users.
CONSULTATION ON COUNCILLORS' CODE AMENDMENTS (2016)
The Scottish Government issued a consultation on possible amendments to the provisions on conflicts of interests in the Councillors' Code of Conduct in December 2016. The Standards Commission's response, issued on 6 March 2017, can be found below.