New Online Ethics Investigation Group

September 11, 2020

The Laws and Ethics Committee has created an Online Ethics Investigation Group to examine cases of suspected cheating and provide the EBU’s Prosecution Panel with information to help them when cases arise from this.

The EBU Disciplinary Panel has also been developing sentencing guidance for national use, which may be helpful for other bodies involved in any disciplinary cases of this sort. It establishes the standard sanction for cheating as an individual to be 3-5 years membership suspension and for any pair that colludes the standard sanction will be 10 years suspension from membership. The names and sanctions will be published on the front page of the website. An admission of guilt will typically result in a reduction of a third of the appropriate sanction for the offence as set out in the Disciplinary Panel's sentencing guidance. This reduction adheres to the advice set out by the Sentencing Council of England and Wales. New cases should continue to be raised by contacting lecsec@ebu.co.uk

Updated membership list (December 2021)

Will Clennell
Steve Green
Stephen Kennedy
Peter Clinch
David Burn
Trevor Mathews
Alex Roberts
Nick Sandqvist
Joe Fawcett