Summary of Investigation – UKPIA
February – March 2022
Organisation or Person Investigated
UK Petroleum Industry Association Limited (UKPIA)
Whether UKPIA is an unregistered consultant lobbyist
Based on assurances given, UKPIA has not conducted consultant lobbying activities.
Summary of Rationale for Decision
UKPIA provided assurances that no registrable communications have been made in their secretariat role for All-Party Parliamentary Group on Downstream Energy and Fuels (the APPG). Had any communications been made, that might otherwise be registrable, there would be no requirement for UKPIA to register based on assurances that the UKPIA is not VAT registered. VAT registration is a requirement for registration under the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014.
24 March 2022
Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists