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Review of Local Government Ethical Standards – Response from Government

Time Published 1 April 2021

SLCC has received a response following its letter to Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on 19 February 2021 in support of NALC’s request for changes to the current standards regime and to press for a response to the Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL) review of local government ethical standards. Read the full letter here.

The Government has confirmed it intends to publish ‘its formal response in due course’ and ‘recognises it has a key part to play in ensuring the standards framework is clear, effective and serves to enhance the reputation of local government, particularly regarding the behavioural difficulties faced by local councils.’

Read the Government response here.

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