undefined Register of interests guidance note

Register of interests guidance note

Note that councillors and co-opted members are required to notify the Council of the Disclosable Pecuniary Interests of spouses, civil partners and those with whom they live as spouse or civil partner. In this form such a person is referred to as the “Partner” and a “Relevant Person” is a reference to either the Member or the Partner. The Member is required to disclose the interests of the Partner, of which the Member is aware. The Partner is not required to be identified. The notification is the Member’s, not the Partner’s.

Warning [in relation to 1-7 below]: A person commits an offence under section 30 (1) of the Localism Act 2011 if: - they fail to notify the Monitoring Officer of any ‘Disclosable Pecuniary Interests’ by completing this form before the end of 28 days beginning with the day you become a member or co-opted member, (i.e. for those elected on 7 May 2015, no later than 3 June 2015). - they provide information in this notification which is false or misleading and (a) the person knows that it is false or misleading, or (b) is reckless as to whether the information is true and not misleading.

The criminal penalties available to a court are to impose a fine not exceeding £5,000 and disqualification from being a councillor for up to 5 years.