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In addition to the Registrar’s guidance, primarily aimed at registrants and potential registrants, we have information accessible from the tabs on this page. Our aim is to provide transparency on our work in administering the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014.

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Newsletter – September 2016

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.

Law firms which provide public affairs services and the potential need for registration on the Register of Consultant Lobbyists

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.

Brexit and Consultant Lobbying

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.

Registrar answers LexisNexis’ Questions on Lobbying and Law Firms

Monday 22nd August 2016

LexisNexis invited the Registrar to answer questions on lobbying and law firms.

ORCL Publishes its 2015-16 Statement of Accounts

Category: Corporate documents - 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.

Newsletter – June 2016

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.

Alison White attends meeting of PRCA members in Belfast

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.

Launch of the Business Plan for 2016-17

Category: Corporate documents - 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.

Register of Consultant Lobbyists reaches its first Anniversary

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.

Launch of Guidance on Information Publication and Retention

Category: - 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.

About the Registrar

The Registrar is an independent office holder, responsible for keeping and publishing the Register of Consultant Lobbyists.

About our governance

The Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists is an independent statutory office, sponsored by the Cabinet Office.

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