Independent report

Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests: 2016 report

This document provides the report from the Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests for 2016.



The Prime Minister appoints the Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests. The Independent Adviser, Sir Alex Allan KCB, has 2 responsibilities:

  • to provide an independent check and source of advice to government ministers on the handling of their private interests, in order to avoid conflict between those interests and their ministerial responsibilities
  • to investigate, when the Prime Minister, advised by the Cabinet Secretary, so decides, allegations that individual ministers may have breached the Ministerial Code of Conduct

Read the 2011 to 2015 report.

Published 21 December 2016