Members should take decisions based purely in the public interest
Members must not place themselves under any obligation to people or organisations that may try inappropriately to influence their work. They should not act or take decisions, or breach codes in order to benefit themselves or any other person. Members must declare all conflicts of interest.
Members must act and take decisions impartially, fairly and on merit using the best evidence and without discrimination or bias.
Members are accountable to the public for their decisions and actions and must submit themselves to the scrutiny necessary to ensure this.
members should act and take decisions in an open and transparent manner. Information should not be withheld from the public unless there are clear and lawful reasons for doing so.
Members must be truthful.
Members should set an example by exhibiting these principles in their own behaviour. They should actively promote and robustly support the principles and be willing to challenge poor behaviour wherever it occurs.