Requirement for all staff to update Declaration of Interests

All staff are required to update their Declaration of Interests using new functionality on ICIS. Staff must submit a ‘nil return’ or provide details of any external activities undertaken in the previous 12 months, which may include consultancy work, membership of an external committee, holding a trusteeship or other paid engagements. Full guidance on how to submit a Declaration of Interests or a nil return, including FAQs, is available on the HR website at:

‘Declaration of Interests’ now appears in the ‘My details’ section of ICIS. Members of staff who have not used ICIS before may find their internet browser blocks the site when they first log in. If this occurs, staff should select the option to allow pop-ups before proceeding to make their declaration.

The new requirement for staff to declare any interests on an annual basis is in line with the new Conflict of Interest Policy and an updated Private Engagements and Register of Interests Policy, announced in Staff Briefing # 66. Full details are available on the HR website.

Many staff will already have received an email directly about this requirement from the address, which was automatically generated by ICIS.