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Wednesday 8th March 2017
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”.
Friday 10th February 2017
On 8 February, the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists held its second annual stakeholder event in London.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
Monday 22nd August 2016
LexisNexis invited the Registrar to answer questions on lobbying and law firms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday 23rd December 2015
Today the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists launched a consultation on information publication and retention.
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).
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.