Report of the Assistant Director, Law and Governance Monitoring Officer
The Assistant Director Law and Governance submitted a report (previously circulated) updating Members on issues relevant to Member standards and ethical governance.
The submitted report gave members an update of information about issues relevant to member standards since matters were reported to the Committee in April 2021 and also set out a number of datasets of ethical indicators to assist in monitoring the ethical health of the Council.
By reviewing these indicators it is hoped to be able to identify any unusual or significant trends or changes in the volume of data recorded for the relevant period that might provide an alert to any deterioration in the ethical health of the authority and it was reported that, by reviewing these indicators, it was anticipated that any unusual or significant trends or changes in the volume of data recorded for the period concerned would alert the Authority to any deterioration in its ethical health and enable any necessary action to be taken at an early stage.
The submitted report also included commentary for some data sets to give analysis and explanation for some of the more notable variations and it was reported that there were no particular issues of concern that had been identified from reviewing the data.
RESOLVED – That the report be noted.