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About our governance

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.

Relationship to the Cabinet 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 role of the Office
  • finance and accountability arrangements
  • the services and resources the Cabinet Office will provide the Office in order that it can carry out its statutory duties
  • the governance arrangements under which the Office will operate.

Relationship to Parliament and Annual Statement of Accounts

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.

Publications

2016 - 2017 Business Plan

The Registrar’s Business Plan for 2016-17 sets out how she will fulfil her statutory obligations and the costs of running her office.


2015 – 2016 Statement of Accounts

Statement of Accounts for the period 2015 to 2016.


2015 - 2016 Business Plan

The Registrar’s business plan (April 2015 – March 2016) sets out how she intends to fulfil her statutory obligations.


2014 - 2015 Statement of Accounts

Statement of Accounts for the period 23 May 2014 to 31 March 2015.


Memorandum of Understanding

The Cabinet Office and the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists have signed a Memorandum of Understanding setting out the framework of the relationship.