Conflicts of interest
Within any Big Local partnership there may be some conflicts of interest. This is because some of you are active in your communities and involved in a range of groups; some of you have your own business, or work for a local one, or have family members who do; and some of you have lived in the area for a long time and have deep connections, networks and histories.
These connections are a good thing and we don’t expect Big Local partnerships to be free from conflicts of interest. But we do expect you to have a process to enable you to identify potential conflicts of interest and manage them openly and fairly.