2016 Order in Council (20 July 2016)
The 2016 Public Appointments Order in Council (the piece of legislation governing how public appointments must be made) was made at the Privy Council meeting of the 13th July.
The 2016 Order in Council will not come into effect until a date to be determined by the Minister for the Cabinet Office.
We understand that the Government expects to publish its new Code of Governance (which outlines the new appointment process to be used by Departments and sets out the Commissioner’s involvement in more detail) in due course. Until this time, the provisions of the current Code of Practice remain operational.
Update 22 December 2016: The Public Appointments Order in Council 2016 will come into force on 1 January 2017 as provided for by Article 1(1).