Terms of Reference - Standards Committee
Restrictions: Cannot include the Elected Mayor or
Executive Leader and may not be chaired by an Executive Member
1. To make reports or recommendations to the Council in
approval by the Council of local codes of conduct for Members and officers,
codes of practice, standing orders and protocols, taking account of national
models and guidance or case tribunals.
implementation of local codes of conduct etc, and the
dissemination throughout the Authority of information and guidance on their
consideration of any reports relating to the conduct of
Members or officers which may be referred to it by the Council's Chair,
Monitoring Officer or by the Chief Finance Officer under section 114 of the
Local Government Finance Act 1988 in consultation with the Monitoring Officer,
including issues relating to Members' and officers' interests and the
maintenance and management of any relevant registers of interests.
consideration of relevant
reports referred by the Monitoring Officer and Chief Finance Officer and make
recommendations thereon to the Council as necessary.
dispensations to Councillors, Co-opted Members and
Parish Council Members from the requirements relating to declarations of
interest as set out in Section 32 of the Localism Act 2011. The Monitoring
Officer may grant a dispensation where the matter is urgent and report it to
the next available Standards Committee.
3. The determination, following an
investigation, of allegations of breaches of Members' Codes of Conduct within
such statutory provisions or guidance as may exist and the imposing of any
4. Discharge of all of the above
functions required by the Localism Act 2011 in relation to Parish Councils.
9 elected members and, if required, two parish councillors
4 Jul 2012