Gifts and Hospitality

Anybody with whom you have dealings may provide gifts and hospitality and by doing so may be seeking to influence you as a council employee.
To maintain transparency, integrity and the trust of the public, colleagues and all suppliers, you should not generally accept any gifts or hospitality.
Any officer wishing to accept hospitality must ensure that the Council’s Hospitality Declaration Form is fully completed. The declaration can be used as a means of authorising individuals in advance of receiving hospitality if it is in the interest of the County Council. Once having endorsed receipt of the form it will be entered in the Central Register of Declarations.

For further information regarding acceptable and unacceptable gifts and hospitality as well as the procedure for recording any gifts or hospitality please refer to the Declaration and Registration of Hospitality and Interests Policy which can be viewed on the Council’s Intranet site.