About the Ethics Committee

Find out about the work of the Ethics Committee.

About the Ethics Committee

The Council’s Ethics Committee is responsible for consideration of matters relating to probity and ethics which includes matters pertaining to Member conduct and compliance with the Members’ Code of Conduct.

Pursuant to the Localism Act 2011, Members and Co-opted Members of the Council are required to disclose certain matters (hereafter referred to as Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or “DPI’s”) as set out in the Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012 within 28 days of becoming a Member or Co-opted Member of the Council or within 28 days of them becoming aware of the Disclosable Pecuniary Interest(s). These requirements are set out in the Council’s Code of Conduct which forms part of the Council’s Constitution. In addition there is a local requirement on Croydon Members and Co-opted Members to make gifts and hospitality declarations in accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct.

The Register of Members Interests and Gifts and Hospitality is updated online on a quarterly basis.

Where Members have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest this may impact on their ability to participate in decision making in relation to that DPI unless they have obtained a dispensation from the Ethics Committee to permit participation in accordance with the provisions of the Localism Act. Details about Members’ Dispensations and applications for Dispensations can be accessed online.

The Council has adopted a procedure for dealing with complaints about Members or Co-opted Members of the Council.