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The Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists is an independent statutory office, sponsored by the Cabinet Office.
The Office is funded via Grant in Aid from the Cabinet Office. However, as per the Cabinet Office regulations, the Office will seek to recoup its costs (excluding its staffing and shared services costs) via the fees charged to registrants for using the Register. The Registrar is accountable to Parliament for the activities of her Office.
The Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists has a established a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cabinet Office to set out the framework of the relationship and in particular:
The Registrar is accountable to Parliament for the activities of the Office. The Registrar must send a copy of the Annual Statement of Accounts to the Comptroller and Auditor General, who will then examine, certify and report on the Statement ahead of laying a copy of the Statement before Parliament, in accordance with the Act.
The Registrar’s Business Plan for 2016-17 sets out how she will fulfil her statutory obligations and the costs of running her office.
Statement of Accounts for the period 2015 to 2016.
The Registrar’s business plan (April 2015 – March 2016) sets out how she intends to fulfil her statutory obligations.
Statement of Accounts for the period 23 May 2014 to 31 March 2015.
The Cabinet Office and the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists have signed a Memorandum of Understanding setting out the framework of the relationship.