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Register of interests

Councillors are required to be open and transparent by notifying the council of their personal interests -otherwise known as disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs).

For example, if a councillor is a partner of another company or has land within the Medway area this would be considered a DPI and must be declared.

Declarations are recorded in a register, which is open to public inspection in the council's offices at Gun Wharf, Chatham, and a register of interests form can be accessed for each councillor online.

Councillors must also notify the council of any gifts or hospitality they receive that are worth more than £100. This is also recorded in the register.

More information on DPIs can be found in the Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012 made by the Secretary of State and are set out in chapter one of Medway Council's code of conduct.