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Consultation on Information Publication and Retention

Tuesday 26th September 2017

The Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists has opened its consultation on Information Publication and Retention, in order to establish the views of registrants and other stakeholders.


ORCL Quarterly Newsletter

Tuesday 8th August 2017


ORCL Publishes its 2016-17 Statement of Accounts

Monday 24th July 2017

On 20 July, following audit by the National Audit Office, the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists’ Statement of Accounts were laid before Parliament.


2017 - 2018 Business Plan

Thursday 15th June 2017

The Registrar of Consultant Lobbyist, Alison White, published her Business Plan today, setting out key priorities to ensure continued compliance with the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014.


ORCL Quarterly Newsletter

Monday 22nd May 2017


The Registrar gives evidence to the Standards of Conduct Committee, National Assembly for Wales

Wednesday 5th April 2017

Alison White gave evidence to the Standards of Conduct Committee of the National Assembly for Wales on 4 April.


Guidance for providers of support services for All Party Parliamentary Groups

Thursday 30th March 2017

The Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists has prepared an advice note for the providers of support services for All Party Parliamentary Groups.


The Registrar issues response to codes of conduct consultation

Thursday 30th March 2017

The Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists has prepared a response to the recent codes of conduct consultation.


ORCL Quarterly Newsletter

Wednesday 8th March 2017


Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists sets out her views at her second annual stakeholder event

Monday 13th February 2017

“The Citizen can have confidence in the information in the Register” said the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists, at her annual stakeholder event. “It provides more transparency about our democratic process and seems to me to be a positive step on a journey”.


Second annual stakeholder event

Friday 10th February 2017

On 8 February, the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists held its second annual stakeholder event in London.


ORCL Quarterly Newsletter

Wednesday 28th December 2016

The Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists quarterly newsletter was sent to stakeholders in December and is available to read here.


Consultation on Codes of Conduct

Monday 7th November 2016

Today the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists opened its consultation on Codes of Conduct, in order to establish the views of registrants and other stakeholders, on the issue of “relevance”.


Quarterly News Update

Thursday 15th September 2016

The Office has completed the publication of all Quarterly Information Returns (QIRs) for the April to June quarter. There were 125 active registrants on the Register (now 124), of which 122 were required to submit QIRs.


Law firms which provide public affairs services and the potential need for registration on the Register of Consultant Lobbyists

Monday 5th September 2016

The Registrar publishes an article on her findings, following recent research into the services provided by law firms offering public affairs services.


Brexit and Consultant Lobbying

Wednesday 31st August 2016

The Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists published an article today reminding organisations intending to undertake consultant lobbying to ensure they have joined the Register before any client work begins.


Registrar answers LexisNexis' Questions on Lobbying and Law Firms

Monday 22nd August 2016

LexisNexis invited the Registrar to answer questions on lobbying and law firms.


ORCL Publishes its 2015-16 Statement of Accounts

Wednesday 3rd August 2016

On 20 July, following audit by the National Audit Office, the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists’ Statement of Accounts were laid before Parliament.


Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists issues Civil Penalty Notices

Thursday 14th July 2016

On 28 and 29 April, the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists, Alison White, issued Civil Penalty Notices to MWW Communications UK Ltd, PHA Media and Rohde Public Policy UK.


Quarterly News Update

Tuesday 7th June 2016

The latest exercise for processing the January – March 2016 Quarterly Information Returns was completed successfully. Of the 116 organisations required to submit QIRs, 103 undertook consultant lobbying.


Alison White attends meeting of PRCA members in Belfast

Monday 23rd May 2016

On 26 April, Alison White, the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists, spoke at a meeting of public affairs professionals in Belfast, hosted by the PRCA, Northern Ireland.


Launch of the Business Plan for 2016-17

Wednesday 30th March 2016

Today the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists published her Business Plan for 2016-17. The Plan sets out how she intends to fulfil her statutory obligations.


Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists issues first Civil Penalty Notice

Wednesday 30th March 2016

On 19 December the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists, Alison White, issued her first Civil Penalty Notice to Advocate Policy and Public Affairs Consulting Ltd.


Register of Consultant Lobbyists reaches its first Anniversary

Friday 25th March 2016

The Register of Consultant Lobbyists is one year old on 25 March 2016. This is the first time there has been statutory lobbying legislation in the UK. Currently standing at 114 registrants, the Register includes organisations such as lawyers, accountants and a think tank, as well as those from the public affairs sector.


Launch of Guidance on Information Publication and Retention

Thursday 24th March 2016

On Monday 21st March the Registrar launched her policy on information publication and retention, following a Consultation in December through to January.


Successful cross-sector lobbying event

Tuesday 26th January 2016

On Thursday 21 January the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists held an event on Lobbying regulation at the BIS Conference Centre in London.


Launch of a consultation on information publication and retention

Wednesday 23rd December 2015

Today the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists launched a consultation on information publication and retention.


Renewal fee for 2016

Thursday 10th December 2015

The Cabinet Office announced on 10 December that the registration fee for 2016 will increase to £950 (plus £12.50 per quarterly update).


Alison White attends University of Stirling seminar on lobbying registration

Monday 30th November 2015

On 20 November, Alison White, the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists, spoke at the ‘Lobbying transparency and disclosure: expert and regulator seminar’ at the University of Stirling.