Reporting on Our Work

Adjudications – Decisions

The Commissioner’s decisions on adjudications are available here.

Investigation Reports

The investigation will decide which of the following findings is appropriate:

  • that there is no evidence of any failure to comply with the Code;
  • that no action needs to be taken in respect of the matters that have been investigated; or
  • that the Commissioner should make an adjudication on the matters that have been investigated.

The investigation findings are set out in an investigation report. The Councillor who is the subject of a complaint and the Chief Executive of his or her council always receive a copy of the investigation report.  If the investigation finding is that the Commissioner should adjudicate, the Commissioner will also receive a copy of the investigation report. Legislation, the Local Government Act (NI) 2014, does not allow any other person to receive a copy of the investigation report. We have no powers to publish a copy of the investigation report.

Where the investigation finding is that there is no evidence of any failure to comply with the Code or that no action needs to be taken, legislation does allow for us to publish a summary of the investigation report. Where the Commissioner decides to publish a Summary Investigation Report, the report is provided to newspapers circulating in the council area concerned and it is also available below.

Case Reference
Alleged Breach
Councillor
Council
Summary Investigation Report
Case Reference
Alleged Breach
Councillor
Council
Summary Investigation Report

The Commissioner will provide information about how we decide whether to publish a Summary Investigation Report in late 2016.