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Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010

Section 7: Minimum requirements for civil service and diplomatic service codes

89.Section 7 sets out the minimum requirements for the civil service and diplomatic service codes of conduct. Subsections (2) and (3) require civil servants to serve the administration of the day, whatever its political complexion. By subsection (4) the code must contain an obligation on civil servants to carry out their duties in accordance with the core civil service values of integrity, honesty, objectivity and impartiality. Subsection (5) concerns the provisions of the codes as they apply to special advisers. Section 8 makes separate provision for the special advisers’ code.

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