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The Local Authorities (Model Code of Conduct) Order 2007

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10.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), where you have a personal interest in any business of your authority you also have a prejudicial interest in that business where the interest is one which a member of the public with knowledge of the relevant facts would reasonably regard as so significant that it is likely to prejudice your judgement of the public interest.

(2) You do not have a prejudicial interest in any business of the authority where that business—

(a)does not affect your financial position or the financial position of a person or body described in paragraph 8;

(b)does not relate to the determining of any approval, consent, licence, permission or registration in relation to you or any person or body described in paragraph 8; or

(c)relates to the functions of your authority in respect of—

(i)housing, where you are a tenant of your authority provided that those functions do not relate particularly to your tenancy or lease;

(ii)school meals or school transport and travelling expenses, where you are a parent or guardian of a child in full time education, or are a parent governor of a school, unless it relates particularly to the school which the child attends;

(iii)statutory sick pay under Part XI of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992, where you are in receipt of, or are entitled to the receipt of, such pay;

(iv)an allowance, payment or indemnity given to members;

(v)any ceremonial honour given to members; and

(vi)setting council tax or a precept under the Local Government Finance Act 1992.

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