Acceptance of gifts, benefits and hospitality

Accepting gifts, benefits and hospitality as a civil servant and how that may be be seen to compromise their personal judgement or integrity.


Acceptance of gifts, benefits and hospitality

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This guidance explains:

  • official hospitality
  • disciplinary penalties
  • overriding rules
  • gifts offered to employees
  • use of goods and services from contractors
  • awards and prizes
  • acceptance of hospitality
Published 19 April 2013
Last updated 10 January 2017 + show all updates
  1. Reference to Human Resources has been changed to Governance throughout, reference to Chief Planning Inspector has been changed to Head of Inspectors throughout and form updated.
  2. First published.