For residents and new town and parish councillors the code of conduct as enacted with the Localism Act 2012 was a sea change.
It introduced a post code lottery as to what code of conduct applied.
- Previously there was one overarching code enforced by principal authority (Unitary, District and County Councils) monitoring officers
- Above them was the Standards Board for England
- At one stroke this clear structure was removed being replaced with a much vaunted system of self regulation
- Underpinning the new code of conduct are the Nolan principles
- Whilst well intentioned they may appear to some as academic
It is worth noting that the Nolan principles are widely ignored.
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This guide is indicative and not definitive, it is not intended to be a comprehensive list of legal requirements.
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