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Record of Registrar’s external communications in 2024

Category: Publications - Monday 5th February 2024

This is a record of external communications made by the Registrar, Harry Rich, during 2024. We do not publish information about correspondence with whistleblowers who wish to protect their anonymity nor privileged legal communications or communications that would prejudice the conduct of a formal enquiry by the Registrar. The data is updated monthly. Last updated April 2024


Register of External Gifts and Hospitality

Category: External Gifts and Hospitality - Monday 2nd October 2023

You can download below a record of all external gifts and hospitality for 2023/24 for the Registrar. Last updated March 2024.


Statement of Accounts – 2022/2023

Category: Corporate documents - Wednesday 19th July 2023

Annual report and accounts 2022 to 2023 Table of contents  Performance report Introduction The role of Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists was established by the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 (‘the Act’), under which those who lobby on behalf of a paying third party are required to register, declare […]


Record of Registrar’s external communications in 2023

Category: Publications - Tuesday 7th February 2023

This is a record of external communications made by the Registrar, Harry Rich, during 2023. We do not publish information about correspondence with whistleblowers who wish to protect their anonymity nor privileged legal communications or communications that would prejudice the conduct of a formal enquiry by the Registrar. The data is updated monthly. Last updated December 2023


Summary of investigation – Centaurus Communications 

Category: Investigation summaries - Wednesday 28th December 2022

November to December 2022 Organisation or person investigated Centaurus Communications  Matter(s) investigated Whether Centaurus Communications is a consultant lobbyist Registrar’s decision Centaurus Communications is not a consultant lobbyist. Summary of rationale for decision Centaurus Communications provided substantive assurance that they have not communicated with government ministers or permanent secretaries on behalf of clients and the […]


Summary of Investigation – Andrew Bridgen MP

Category: Investigation summaries - Wednesday 30th November 2022

Organisation or Person Investigated Andrew Bridgen MP (“Mr Bridgen”) Matter(s) Investigated Whether Mr Bridgen conducted unregistered consultant lobbying. Registrar’s Decision Mr Bridgen did not undertake unregistered consultant lobbyist as defined by the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 in relation to the matters investigated. Summary of Rationale for Decision Mr […]


The Registrar’s evidence to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s Lobbying and Influence inquiry

Category: News - Monday 24th October 2022

Introduction Policy context Information in quarterly returns Published transparency data Special advisers VAT registration requirement Incidental exception Employees Positions equivalents to Permanent Secretary Incapacity or conflict of interest of Registrar 1. Introduction As Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists, I am an independent statutory office holder appointed under the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union […]


Annual Report and Accounts 2021-22

Category: Corporate documents - Thursday 20th October 2022

The Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists’ Annual Report and Accounts for the financial year 2021-22 was laid before Parliament on 17 October 2022, having been certified by the Comptroller and Auditor General. You can download a copy below.


Summary of investigation – Talbot Consulting Limited

Category: Investigation summaries - Friday 2nd September 2022

Organisation or person investigated  Talbot Consulting Limited Matter(s) investigated Whether Talbot Consulting Limited (“Talbot”) is an unregistered consultant lobbyist. Registrar’s decision That Talbot, through The Earl of Shrewsbury, undertook unregistered consultant lobbying activities.  Summary of rationale for decision Section 1(1) of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 (“The Act”) […]


Summary of Investigation – Mr Steve Brine, MP

Category: Investigation summaries - Friday 5th August 2022

Organisation or person investigated Mr Steve Brine, MP (“Mr Brine”) Matter(s) investigated Whether Mr Brine is an unregistered consultant lobbyist Registrar’s decision Mr Brine is not an unregistered consultant lobbyist Summary of rationale for decision Payments to Mr Brine from Remedium Partners were not paid to a VAT registered entity. Under the Transparency of Lobbying, […]




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