Register of interests guidance note

I understand and acknowledge the following:-


1            I understand that I must register my disclosable pecuniary interests and by providing written notification to the Council’s Monitoring Officer of the details required as set out in this form.


2            I must register any disclosable pecuniary interest within 28 days of the date of the meeting of the authority, or of any committee, sub-committee, joint committee or joint sub-committee of the authority where I have a disclosable pecuniary interest in any matter being considered.


I understand that I should do this by making the necessary amendments to this form as soon as possible. I understand that in order to do this, I will be required to amend, initial and mark e.g. 1* the changes against the appropriate section then sign and date the form on the last page.


3            Part 1 of this form contains disclosable pecuniary interests as prescribed by The Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012.


4            Disclosable pecuniary interests include not only my interests but also the interests of my spouse or civil partner, a person with whom I am living as husband or wife or a person with whom I am living as if they were a civil partner, so far as I am aware of the interests of that person.


5            The Localism Act 2011 created specific criminal offences in relation to the disclosure of pecuniary interests (Part 1 of this form). I understand it is a criminal offence to :-


i.        fail to register a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (DPI) I am aware of within 28 days of my election or re-election;

ii.       take part in the debate or vote at any meeting where I have a registered or unregistered DPI;

iii.      fail to declare at a meeting and/or to take part in the debate or vote, if I am aware I have a DPI which is not yet registered or notified to the Monitoring Officer;

iv.      if I have declared an unregistered DPI at a meeting, to fail to register that within 28 days of that declaration;

v.       provide false or misleading information in relation to any registration or to be reckless as to its accuracy;

vi.      take any steps or further action on a matter in which I have a DPI other than referring it elsewhere;


in each case without reasonable excuse, and I recognise any such failure is a direct contravention of the Localism Act 2011 and a criminal offence; and may be investigated by the Police and referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions. I understand that upon conviction a Member or co-optee may be fined up to a maximum of £5,000.


6            If I feel I have an interest which, if disclosed on a public register, could lead to myself or a person connected to me being subject to violence or intimidation, then I must disclose this as a sensitive interest to the Monitoring Officer and need not declare it on this form.


7        I must, within 28 days of receiving any gift or hospitality in my capacity as a Member, with an estimated value of at least £50, provide written notification of that interest, including details of the person(s) from whom it was received. I understand that I should do this by completing the ‘Registration of Gifts and Hospitality’ form and return it to:-


The Monitoring Officer

C/o Democratic Services

Havant Borough Council Office

Havant Public Service Plaza

Civic Centre Road





8          I must notify Democratic Services should I change my home address.


I recognise that I have a legal duty to complete this form and that I must not:


1.         Omit any information ought to be given in this notice;

2.         Provide information that is materially false or misleading; or

3.         Fail to update this information as my circumstances change.