The Commissioner for Public Appointments

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The Governance Code

The Government’s Governance Code came into effect on 1 January 2017 and sets out the regulatory framework for public appointments processes within the Commissioner’s remit. Unlike the previous Codes of Practice which were drawn up and published by the Commissioner for Public Appointments, the Governance Code was drawn up and published by HM Government.

A list of the significant competitions agreed with the Cabinet Office and the Welsh Government can be found here and a list of exceptional appointments made without competition on which the Commissioner was consulted can be found here

Please see our archived documents for the provisions contained in the Code of Practice that applied to appointments from April 2012 to 31 December 2016.

Competitions that have commenced prior to 1 January 2017 will continue to be regulated under the 2012 Code until their conclusion.