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Public consultation: new Guidance Notes

The Professional Standards Councils have released three new guidance notes as exposure drafts for public consultation.

Public consultation - Fees Payable Exposure Draft

This guidance informs occupational associations about the regulatory fees payable for an application to approve or amend a professional standards scheme; annual fees payable in respect of a scheme; how interest is applied; waivers and remissions of fees; and annual membership assurance reporting.

Public consultation - Data Sources Exposure Draft

This guidance provides information about the broad range of data sources that an association may use as inputs when making an application for a professional standards scheme; meeting its ongoing compliance reporting obligations; and developing consumer-focused risk management strategies aimed at improving professional standards.

Public consultation - Code of Ethics Exposure Draft

This guidance assists occupational associations to understand how to build or review a code of ethics oriented towards improving professional standards and protecting consumers. It is aimed at facilitating a code’s continuous improvement over the life of an association’s professional standards scheme.

Share your feedback to help us deliver clear and practical guidance. The Councils invite stakeholders to submit comments by 21 January 2022 to:


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Professional Standards Councils
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