However, Cllr Poole told Labour councillors: “I honestly believe that I will be found to be innocent of any of the accusations that have been made against me.”
In the meeting, the cabinet members of CCR were asked to consider and approve proposals to address issues found in relation to registration of member’s interests as a result of this breach.
The report presented to the committee made clear that neither the CCR officers, the regional cabinet nor the accountable body’s monitoring officer were made aware of the issue until a declaration was made during a city deal cabinet briefing.
Following the breach from Cllr Poole, the WAO sent letters to the council and the City Deal Office.
The CCR includes ten authorities from across South East Wales and aims to bring about significant economic growth in the region through investment, upskilling and improved physical and digital connectivity.
Interim chief executive Ms Harrhy said the authority had dealt with the issues promptly and robustly and was working with the WAO to address the issues.
Cllr Jones said that she fully endorsed the recommendations in the report, which included training sessions for the committee on the code of conduct.
The chairman of the committee, Rhondda Cynon Taf council leader, Cllr Andrew Morgan, said he fully accepted the suggestions from the WAO.