Gifts, benefits and hospitality

The Authority has a policy on providing and responding to offers of gifts, benefits and hospitality, including how these offers are managed, recorded, and when they must be declined.

This policy supports individuals and the Authority to avoid conflicts of interest and to maintain high levels of integrity and public trust so the public has confidence in how we make decisions. Public officials are responsible for ensuring that their own conduct meets the required standards of integrity and that they place the public interest above their own interests when carrying out their official duties.

To date and inline with the policy, no non-token gifts, benefits or hospitality have been received. The Authority will update the register of gifts, benefits and hospitality offered to and accepted by the Authority and its people if this circumstance changes.