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1 December 2023 — Guidance
ACOBA writes to departing ministers on leaving office to remind them of their responsibility to seek advice on new outside roles; and to provide a brief guide to the process.
21 December 2016 — Guidance
Former ministers who have left the government in the last 2 years must apply to ACOBA before taking up a new appointment or role outside government.
Rules and guidance concerning accepting appointments after leaving Crown service, including civil servants, special advisers, armed forces and diplomats.
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