Committee On Standards In Public Life Cabinet Office

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COMMITTEE ON STANDARDS IN PUBLIC LIFE

Department

Cabinet Office

Chair

Lord Bew

Chief Executive

Ruth Thompson

Classification

Advisory NDPB

Contact Details

1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2HQ
Phone: 02072710853
Email: public@standards.gsi.gov.uk

WebSite: www.public-standards.gov.uk/

Overview

The Committee examines standards of ethical conduct among public office holders in the UK and makes recommendations to the government as to any changes in present arrangements, including those relating to party funding.

Established 1994. Sir Christopher Kelly was Chair on 31 March. Lord Bew was appointed in September 2013. Sir Christopher Kelly was paid a flat rate of 50,000 a year, which had remained unchanged since his appointment. The new Chair is being paid on the basis of a non-pensionable salary of 500 per day, with the expectation that he should to commit an average of 2-3 days a month, although this can increase significantly during Committee inquiries. Between April and September 2013, the interim Chair, David Prince CBE, was paid on the same basis as Lord Bew.

PB13 Entry FULL
PB Reform Retain
Regulatory Function No
Chairs Remuneration (p.a. unless otherwise stated)
Chief Executive / Secretary Remuneration Civil Servant
Public Meetings No
Public Minutes Yes
Register of Interests Yes
Ombudsman PHSO
Last Annual Report 2012-13
Last Review 2013
Audit Arrangements Overseen by the Cabinet Office Accounting Officer
OCPA Regulated Yes

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