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Update from the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists

Category: Archive - Tuesday 6th April 2021

As Registrar, my role is to apply the legislation on registration of consultant lobbying activity robustly and fairly. The scope and ambit of registration was defined by parliament in 2014 and remains a matter for government and parliament. Some recent comment has suggested that a number of groups of people, such as lawyers, management consultants […]

Note from the new Registrar

Category: Archive - Friday 5th October 2018

As the newly appointed Registrar I am looking forward to working with all those with an interest in the transparency of the work of consultant lobbyists with Ministers and Permanent Secretaries on behalf of clients. My core statutory focus is on maintaining an accurate register and I am encouraged that the overwhelming majority of those […]

Newsletter – September 2018

Category: Archive - Thursday 20th September 2018

Personal note from the Registrar This is my final week as Registrar – I will be standing down at the end of my term on 21 September. I will be handing over to my successor later this week, so there will be no discontinuity. I would like to thank all registrants and stakeholders whom I […]

Personal statement by the Registrar

Category: Archive - Friday 8th June 2018

I wish to confirm that I will be standing down from my role as Registrar at the end of my term of office on Friday 21 September 2018. It has been a privilege to serve as Registrar for the past four years. I established the Register in very short timescales, which required the establishment of […]

Newsletter – May 2018

Category: Archive - Thursday 24th May 2018

Register update There are currently 131 registrants on the Register-nine organisations have left the Register since the start of this calendar year for various reasons, and four have joined it. Seven registrants submitted a nil return for the January to March period-the Registrar continues to keep multiple nil returns under constant review and regularly meets […]

Conference of European Lobbying Registrars in Dublin

Category: Archive - Monday 26th March 2018

The Registrar attended a conference of European Lobbying registrars hosed by the Irish Lobbying registrar in Dublin on 21/22 March.

Newsletter – March 2018

Category: Archive - Friday 9th March 2018

Register Update The start of any new calendar year is always the busiest time as the Office is not only processing quarterly returns, but also dealing with collection of the annual registration fee. There are currently 129 registrants on the Register-six were made inactive from 31 December, having decided that they were no longer conducting […]

Registrar presents to Compliance Officers

Category: Archive - Thursday 22nd February 2018

The Registrar presented a working session for users of the Register at a meeting facilitated by the PRCA and hosted by the Fleishman-Hillard Group on Tuesday 20 February.

Newsletter – January 2018

Category: Archive - Thursday 18th January 2018

A message from the Registrar about deadlines for quarterly information returns and payment of annual registration fees.

Newsletter – December 2017

Category: Archive - Friday 15th December 2017

Review of the year At the start of this year, there were 125 registrants live on the Register; currently this number has risen to 136. A number of new organisations have joined the Register, often a function of changes required by clients in the context of exiting the EU. There have also been organisations leaving […]

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