Summary of Investigation – Newbridge Advisory
Friday 20th October 2023
September to October 2023
Organisation or Person Investigated
Newbridge Advisory Limited (“Newbridge Advisory”)
Whether Newbridge Advisory conducted unregistered consultant lobbying
Based on assurances given and evidence provided, Newbridge Advisory has not conducted unregistered consultant lobbying as defined in the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act (“the Act”).
Summary of Rationale for Decision
Under the Act, there is an exception for those with a business consisting mainly of non-lobbying activities; and where the communication is incidental to this business (“the incidental exception”).
I apply the incidental exception within narrow parameters, as set out in my guidance. Newbridge Advisory provided unequivocal and complete assurances to my queries, which helped me to ascertain that there was one communication to consider and:
- The business consists of mainly non-lobbying activities.
- The communication does not appear significant by volume, value, significance to client offering or contribution to non-lobbying activities.
20 October 2023
Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists