Guidance

How to publish business appointment rules advice

Template for GOV.UK publication page for departmental core transparency data, to be published quarterly.

Prepare the data

The Cabinet Office Propriety and Ethics team provides guidance on how to prepare this data and appropriate approvals processes.

Government committed to publishing this data quarterly.

Publish the data

Create a new GOV.UK publication page for each transparency release.

This data is usually presented in a table. Publish the table in an HTML publication, not a PDF.

Publication page template

The publication title, summary, detail and file name is a government standard and must not be changed.

Publication type: Transparency data

Title: [Department name or acronym]: business appointment rules advice, [month to month] [year]

Summary: Summaries of advice given under the business appointment rules to applicants at SCS2 and SCS1 level and equivalents.

Body:

This page provides information about outside appointments or employment taken up by former members of the [department].

It covers former staff at senior civil service levels SCS1 and SCS2 and equivalents that fall within the scope of the business appointment rules. It also covers special advisers of equivalent level.

Associations

Policies: Government transparency and accountability

Policy areas: Government efficiency, transparency and accountability

HTML attachment titles:

  • [Department]’s business appointment rules advice, [month to month] [year]

Collection page

Add the new publication to your department’s collection page for this data.

Make sure the collection page is tagged to the Government transparency and accountability policy.

Collection page template

Title: [Department name or acronym]: business appointment rules advice

Summary: All outside appointments or employment taken up by former [department name] staff at senior civil service levels SCS1 and SCS2.

Body (optional):

This also covers special advisers of equivalent level.

Subheadings: Add headings for each calendar year, most recent first.

If there are no reports for a quarter, add ‘Nothing was reported in [month to month] [year].’ under the heading.

Published 14 December 2017