It's even tighter for me. Anything provided, bar refreshments, i.e. tea/coffee/water and biscuits during a meeting, has to be declared. Although in my current role, the chances of gifts are remote, but they are to be refused. If found not to have been declared, it's a disciplinary matter.Working in the UK public sector we were subject to very tight rules about gifts and hospitality. Seasonal gifts such as chocolates or calendars were regarded as OK, wine at a pinch. Spirits would have been too much and required to be either returned or raffled for charity. A sandwich lunch at a suppliers premises was ok; dinner at a 5 star hotel was not. Everything had to be declared. If stuff for the office was bought in Sainsbury's the officer purchasing was not allowed to use their personal loyalty card.