5 July, 2022


UK: Work And Pensions Secretary Accused Of Breaching Code Of Conduct

Te work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith‘s longest-serving adviser is being paid by a thinktank that he set up and which lobbies their department, the Guardian reports.

The newspaper said, the special advisers’ code of conduct, largely based on the civil service code, stipulates that they “should not receive benefits of any kind which others might reasonably see as compromising their personal judgment or integrity”.

Under the heading “integrity”, an annex to the code, titled the Seven Principles of Public Life, adds: “Holders of public office should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might seek to influence them in the performance of their official duties.”

Read more in the Guardian

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