A copy of this policy is available
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It is central to good and effective
governance of the University that those persons holding positions
of responsibility and influence should act in an open and
transparent manner and not be influenced by social or business
relationships that may have, or be presumed to have, affected their
conduct of office or business decisions.
The University's Financial
Regulations stipulate that Governors and members of staff having a
pecuniary, family or other personal interest in any contract
involving the University, need to declare such interests to the
University. The University is required to update the declaration of
interests register on an annual basis.
In addition, the Financial
Regulations and the provision of the Bribery Act 2010 also require
a full disclosure of the receipt of gifts and hospitality offered
and received in consequence of employment or office held in the
University. Governors are also required to provide an annual
disclosure as a HEFCE requirement.
This policy applies to the
following groups of staff and Governors:
These individuals must complete an
annual declaration of interests form. There are two separate
disclosure forms, one for staff and one for Governors.
The range of interests which might
be disclosed are wide ranging and whilst it is for each person
affected to determine the extent of declaration, the following
might be appropriate to disclose:
Where no such interests are
identified a nil return must be given. If in doubt, declare
it or seek the advice of the Secretary to the Board (ext
2626). Failure to make an appropriate disclosure may be a
The annual declaration form
requests details of any hospitality or gifts received throughout
the year and any conflicts of interests. This does not remove the
need to disclose gifts, hospitality or conflicts as and when they
arise and staff should continue to advise the Secretary to the
Board of these.
Once completed, the form must be
signed and returned to Corporate Strategy & Governance Unit, MA
Building, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY.
The Corporate Strategy &
Governance Unit will maintain an annual register of interests and
will co-ordinate the issue of forms and completion. The Secretary
to the Board will be responsible for holding and maintaining the
register. Forms will be held securely in a register held by the
Corporate Strategy & Governance Unit. The contents are personal
data and will be kept and processed only in conformance with the
University's Data Protection policies.
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