The code isn’t a barrier to organisations obtaining public funding. Indeed, many of the requirements build on things already being done within the sector.
It also includes clear guidance to help organisations meet the requirements and raise standards. We'll support organisations to achieve the standards.
In July 2020, we announced the code would undergo an immediate joint review, looking at areas where it would benefit from further development – including around equality, diversity and inclusion.
As well as focusing on areas for development, the general review is also looking at other elements of the code and using experiences learned in the years since its launch to influence potential changes.
Lastly, the code is being checked against governance best practice from other sectors, recognising that thinking may have moved on since its publication in 2017.