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The below Annex sets out the text (in English and Welsh) of the Model Code of  Conduct prescribed by the Local Authorities (Model Code of Conduct) (Wales) Order 2008, as amended by the following statutory instruments: 

  • Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Act 2010  (Consequential Amendments)  Regulations 2014 – (No. 2014/1815) (“the 2014 Regulations”) – effective from 1 August 2014. 

  • Local Authorities (Model Code of Conduct) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2016 (No. 2016/84) – effective from 1 April 2016. 

This document has been produced for the benefit of relevant authorities to whom the Model Code applies, but it does not itself have any legal standing.  It is believed to be a true and accurate representation of the law as at 1 April 2016, but no assurance is given in this regard and authorities should take their own legal advice on matters relating to the Code. 

Please note the 2014 Regulations were made by the UK Government.  They amend the Model Code to insert a 
definition of a ‘registered society’.  It appears that the Welsh language version of the Model Code was not amended at the same time.  The Welsh Government is in discussion with the UK Government about this with a view to the Welsh language version being amended as soon as practicable.    

In the interim, the Welsh Government does not believe this anomaly has a material bearing on the operation of the Model Code.  

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