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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.

Consultation Documents

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.

Current Consultations

None at present

Past Consultations (Closed)

We are pleased to publish the draft of our 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.  The draft Plan is available as a BSL Video on our facebook page or as a document.  We will accept comments on this draft Plan until 7 September 2018.
We would be interested to receive your views on the commitments provided in the draft Plan. If there is anything else you would like to see covered or any other thoughts you have on the Plan please send a video clip or written response to
British Sign Language users can contact us via contactSCOTLAND-BSL
We will use the information you give us to develop our BSL Plan.  Further details on what we will do with any information you share with us can be found in the plan

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.



The Standards Commission's response to the Consultation on Possible Amendments to the Councillors' Code of Conduct

6th March 2017

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Standards Commission - British Sign Language Plan (DRAFT)

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