Conflicts of Interest and Annual Declaration of Interests

Conflicts of Interest

Ethics Code Principle 2 – Integrity:

  • Be honest and truthful
  • Act in accordance with all relevant legislation and statutory requirements 
  •  Declare interests and appropriately manage possible conflicts
  • Be transparent and consistent in our decision making
  • Maintain our independence in engaging with outside parties

The School acknowledges that there are a wide range of situations in which conflicts of interest may arise and encourages individuals to disclose potential conflicts so that they can be appropriately managed. The Conflict of Interests Policy defines potential conflicts, how they should be declared and appropriate resolutions.

Annual Declaration of Interests

Ethics Code Principle 2 – Integrity:

  • Be honest and truthful
  • Act in accordance with all relevant legislation and statutory requirements
  • Declare interests and appropriately manage possible conflicts  
  • Be transparent and consistent in our decision making
  • Maintain our independence in engaging with outside parties

The School conducts an annual online Declaration of Interests exercise for all staff and governors to capture the many interests at play within the LSE community. All staff are required to complete the declaration form.

The annual Declaration of Interests forms part of the School’s ethical framework. Under the commitment to integrity, there is a requirement to declare interests and eliminate possible conflicts.

Guidance for staff and governors is available here: 2017 Declaration of Interests FAQ (PDF).

Staff and governors should declare any other relevant interests as they arise by notifying the Ethics Manager at ethics@lse.ac.uk.

All responses to the Declaration of Interests are stored securely and used for ensuring compliance with the schools legal, regulatory and ethical framework. Personal information cannot be made publicly available.

Information on Council member’s links with other charities is available here (PDF).

The school is legally required to make available the interests of those on its governing body if you would like to view this part of the register please email the Records and Information Management Team glpd.info.rights@lse.ac.uk.

Conflicts of Interest Policy (PDF).