Resources on the topic of Propriety and ethics

Welsh Assembly referendum - guidance for UK civil servants

Guidance to UK civil servants on their role and conduct during the referendum campaign for extending the law-making powers of the National Assembly for Wales.

Tue, 08/02/2011

List of ministers' interests

List of ministers' interests

Fri, 04/02/2011

Election guidance

Guidance on the conduct of civil servants in the run up to local, national, European elections and the referendum on the voting system for the UK Parliaments.

Fri, 04/02/2011

Central Office of Information (COI) review material

Information related to the review of the Central Office of Information (COI) including the final review and recommendations.

Thu, 13/01/2011

2007 election guidance


This note provides guidance to civil servants in UK departments on their role and conduct during the forthcoming devolved Administration and local election campaigns. Separate and more detailed guidance is being issued to civil servants (including special advisers) employed in the Northern Ireland Office and Departments, the Scottish Executive and the National Assembly for Wales.

Mon, 15/11/2010

Special Advisers guidance

Special Advisers information and guidance including the Special Advisor's Code of Conduct and the Model Contract for Special Advisers

Thu, 23/09/2010

Ministers' Overseas Travel

A list of all overseas visits made by Cabinet ministers and all other ministers costing in excess of £500 for each year since 1997.

Thu, 23/09/2010

Guidance on new Ombudsmen scheme

This is a guidance for government departments on setting up Ombudsman scheme. An effective (and British and Irish Ombudsman Association (BIOA) compliant) Ombudsman scheme can be the hallmark of fair redress. It is important therefore that anyone establishing such a scheme should consult with the Cabinet Office which acts as the Government liaison point on Ombudsman matters, and also provides the channel of communication with BIOA.

Tue, 21/09/2010

Ministerial Gifts (received/given)

A list of all ministerial gifts received and given over the value of £140 from 2001 onwards.

Tue, 21/09/2010

Special Adviser data releases: Numbers and costs

Data releases about the costs and numbers of special advisers.

Thu, 10/06/2010

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