The OPCC is legally required to keep a register of interest, including gifts and hospitality.
A Register of Interests is a record kept (usually by a government body) of financial interests of its members. The register records interests which may potentially unethically or unlawfully influence members’ official duties.
You can find out more about what is disclosable on the register of interests below and download copies of the OPCC’s register at the bottom of the page.
In this schedule:
Body in which the relevant person has a beneficial interest means:
- a firm in which the relevant person is a partner or
- a body corporate of which the relevant person is a director or
- in the securities of which the relevant person has a beneficial interest
- “director” includes a member of the committee of management of an industrial and provident society
- “land” includes an easement, servitude, interest or right in or over land which does not carry with it a right for the relevant person (alone or jointly with another) to occupy the land or to receive income
- “elected local policing body” means the elected Local Policing Body to which the relevant person has been elected
- “relevant period” means the period of 12 months ending with the day on which the relevant person makes an entry amendment or deletion to the register of disclosable interests
- “relevant person” means the person(s) who is/are elected/appointed Police and Crime Commissioner and Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner
- “securities” means shares, debentures, debenture stock, loan stock, bonds, units of a collective investment scheme within the meaning of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000(b) and other securities of any description, other than money deposited with a building society
Employment, office, trade, profession or vocation means:
- any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for profit or gain
- any payment or provision of any other financial benefit (other than from the elected local policing body) made or provided within the relevant period in respect of any expenses incurred in carrying out duties and responsibilities, as of a Police or Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, or towards the election expenses of the PCC or Deputy PCC. This includes any payment or financial benefit from a trade union within the meaning of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.
- any contract which is made between the relevant person (or a body in which the relevant person has a beneficial interest) and the elected local policing body
- under which goods or services are to be provided or works are to be executed; and
- which has not been fully discharged
- any beneficial interest in land which is within the area of the elected local policing body
- any licence (alone or jointly with others) to occupy land in the area of the elected local policing body
Corporate tenancies means:
- any tenancy where (to the knowledge of the relevant person)
- the landlord is the elected local policing body; and
- the tenant is a body in which the relevant person has a beneficial interest
- any beneficial interest in securities of a body where:
- that body (to the relevant person’s knowledge) has a place of business or land in the area of the elected local policing body; and
- either –
- the total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body, or
- if the share capital of that body is of more than one class, the total nominal value of the shares of any one class in which the relevant person has a beneficial interest exceeds one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that class
Gifts & Hospitality means:
- the interests of any person from whom the relevant person has received a gift or hospitality with an estimated value of at least £25
The Office of the Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner is committed to being open and transparent. As part of this we record any gifts or hospitality received by the Office, the Commissioner or the Deputy, as well as a register of interests.
You can download this information here.