Using a conflict of interest register

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This Charities Services guide describes how charities can identify and keep track of conflicts of interest. 

Conflict of interest guide 

The guide topics include:

  • What is a conflict of interest?
  • Identifying the different types of interests
  • Family member interests
  • Contract/employment interests
  • Identifying and mitigating any conflicts
  • Links to more detailed information


The guide also includes a link to an Interest Register template

It is recommended that your organisation adds 'conflict of interest' to every meeting agenda.

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  • Identify: declare any interests at the beginning of each meeting.
  • Record: develop an interest register and record any potential interests.
  • Discuss: are there any conflicts that may be relevant to the agenda?