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Quarterly Information Return deadlines

Registered consultant lobbyists are required by law to submit a Quarterly Information Return (‘QIR’) within 14 days of the end of each quarter (but not before the end of that quarter). Failure to submit an accurate QIR by this statutory deadline is a breach of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014.

Quarter to which QIR relates Period during which QIR must be submitted
1 January – 31 March 1 -14 April
1 April – 30 June 1 – 14 July
1 July – 30 September 1 – 14 October
1 October – 31 December 1 – 14 January

If you would like help completing your return please email the Office at

2015 – 2016 Business Plan

Category: Corporate documents - Sunday 1st March 2015

The Registrar’s Business Plan (April 2015 – March 2016) sets out how she intends to fulfil her statutory obligations. You can view the plan here.

2014 – 2015 Statement of Accounts

Category: Corporate documents - Monday 1st December 2014

Statement of Accounts for the period 23 May 2014 to 31 March 2015. You can view the Statement of Accounts here.

Memorandum of Understanding with Cabinet Office (last updated November 2021)

Category: Corporate documents - Sunday 1st June 2014

You can download here a copy of the formal Memorandum of Understanding between the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists (a statutory independent office holder) and the Cabinet office (the sponsoring Government department that provides the Registrar with administrative support).

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