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About us

The Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists was set up following the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014, in order to create and administer the statutory Register of Consultant Lobbyists. The Government’s intention behind the introduction of the Register was to enhance the transparency of those seeking to lobby Ministers and Permanent Secretaries on behalf of a third party.

At its heart, the role of the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists is about ensuring there is transparency in the work of consultant lobbyists and their engagement with Ministers and Permanent Secretaries on behalf of clients. For this to happen it is important that the public can access information in a clear and easily understandable way.

In line with our statutory obligations, we have set ourselves the following objectives:

  • Administer an accessible, up-to-date and accurate Register of Consultant Lobbyists
  • Ensure that all those who are required to register do so, by making potential registrants aware of their
  • obligations under the Act and the process involved in registration
  • Ensure the registration process provides a service to registrants that is clear and accessible
  • Monitor and enforce compliance with the Act’s legal requirements
  • Operate the Register and the Office in a cost effective manner that demonstrates value for money