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Special advisers: code of conduct

The special advisers' code of conduct sets out guidance for rules and work.

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Code of Conduct for Special Advisers

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Model Contract for Special Advisers

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Model Contract for Special Advisers (September 2019) [Withdrawn]

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Code of conduct

Employing special advisers adds a political dimension to the advice and assistance available to ministers while reinforcing the political impartiality of the permanent Civil Service by distinguishing the source of political advice and support. The Special Advisers’ Code of Conduct sets out guidance for rules and work in this area of work.

Published 23 September 2010
Last updated 21 August 2020 + show all updates
  1. Addition of document Model Contract for Special Advisers.

  2. Model Contract for Special Advisers added

  3. Special Advisors code of conduct updated

  4. Code of conduct and model contract updated.

  5. Updated Special Advisers' Code of Conduct and model contract.

  6. First published.