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Summary of Investigation – Longevity International (UK)

August to November 2020

Organisation or Person Investigated

Longevity International (UK)

Matter(s) Investigate

Whether Longevity International (UK)’s activities, relating to the
Longevity APPG, are such that they should be entered on the Register of Consultant
Lobbyists.

Registrar’s Decision

Based on Longevity International (UK)’s assurances and no evidence
to the contrary, Longevity International (UK) is not involved in consultant lobbying.

Summary of Rationale for Decision

Longevity International (UK) provides secretariat
support, including organisation of events and publications. Longevity International (UK) has
provided assurance that it never communicates with a Minister of the Crown or permanent
secretary on behalf of the Longevity APPG or any of its members.

Chronology

DateAction
6 August 2020


ORCL receives email from a third party that Longevity
International (UK) appears to be in violation of rules on
consultant lobbying.
7 August 2020 Initial formal letter of enquiry from Registrar emailed to
Longevity International (UK), outlining statutory requirements
in relation to Register of Consultant Lobbyists and seeking
their views on whether their activities as Longevity APPG
secretariat amount to consultant lobbying that requires
registration.
3 September 2020 Information Notice, from the Registrar, emailed and sent by
hard copy to Longevity International following no response to
the letter.
4 September 2020 Hard copy of letter returned by Royal Mail ‘addressee
gone away’.
5 November 2020 ORCL emails further addresses, connected to Longevity,
regarding the breach of legislation through failure to
respond.
6 November 2020 Longevity International (UK) emails stating that previous
communications were not received and confirming that any
communication with Ministers or Permanent Secretaries
always comes from the Longevity APPG Chair.
9 November 2020
ORCL emails requesting confirmation that Longevity International
(UK) never makes any form of communication to Ministers or
Permanent Secretaries on behalf of the APPG or any of its
members; and to clarify the nature of the services Longevity
International (UK) provides to the APPG.
10 November 2020 Longevity International (UK) emails confirmation that it never
makes any form of communication to Ministers or Permanent
Secretaries on behalf of the APPG or any of its members; and
that it is a support provider to the APPG managing the secretariat
function, including the organisation of events and publications.

16 November 2020

Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists

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