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Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists Guidance on registration and quarterly information returns 20 May 2022

Category: News - Friday 20th May 2022

Introduction Requirement to register 2.1. Who must register? 2.2. The criteria for consultant lobbying 2.3. What communications are registerable? 2.4. What are positions ‘equivalent to’ Permanent Secretary? 2.5. Communicating on behalf of multiple clients 2.6. When is a communication considered to be made? 2.7. What constitutes payment? Registering and keeping information up to date 3.1. […]


Consultation on the incidental exception and APPG secretariats March 2022

Category: Consultations - Thursday 21st April 2022

Registrar’s conclusions – 21 April 2022     From 3 March 2022 to 1 April 2022 the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists consulted on: The incidental exception All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) secretariats Responses to the consultation can be found here.   The Registrar has considered the responses in the context of his duties under the Act and has reached […]


Registrar’s consultation now extended to 1 April

Category: Consultations - Monday 28th March 2022

Registrar’s consultation now extended to 1 April


Consultation on the incidental exception and APPG secretariats – 3rd March to 1st April 2022

Category: Consultations - Thursday 3rd March 2022

A.      About the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists The purpose of the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists is to ensure that there is transparency in the engagement of consultant lobbyists with UK Government Ministers and Permanent Secretaries (and equivalents) on behalf of their clients, in accordance with the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and […]


Summary of Investigation – Mr Gary Kent

Category: Investigation summaries - Thursday 2nd December 2021

November to December 2021 Organisation or Person investigated Mr Gary Kent (“Mr Kent”) Matter(s) Investigated Whether Mr Kent is an unregistered consultant lobbyist Registrar’s Decision Mr Kent is not an unregistered consultant lobbyist Summary of Rationale for Decision Mr Kent is not registered for VAT. Registration under the Value Added Tax Act 1994 is one […]


Summary of Investigation – Longevity UK CIC (updated)

Category: Investigation summaries - Friday 26th November 2021

September to November 2021 Organisation or person investigated Longevity International CIC (“Longevity International”) Matter(s) investigated Whether Longevity International undertook unregistered consultant lobbying activities Registrar’s decision On 11 November the Registrar concluded that Longevity International undertook unregistered consulting lobbying activities in April 2021. In making representations against the penalty, Longevity International provided information and substantive assurances […]


Summary of Investigation – Mr Stephen Brine MP

Category: Investigation summaries - Friday 26th November 2021

November 2021 Organisation or Person Investigated Mr Stephen Brine MP (“Mr Brine”) Matter(s) Investigated Whether Mr Brine conducted unregistered consultant lobbying activity. Registrar’s Decision Mr Brine did not conduct unregistered consultant lobbying, based on information provided. Summary of Rationale for Decision Mr Brine is not registered for VAT. Registration under the Value Added Tax Act […]


Summary of Investigation – Charlesbye Limited

Category: Investigation summaries - Thursday 25th November 2021

November 2021 Organisation or Person Investigated Charlesbye Limited (“Charlesbye”) Matter(s) Investigated Whether Charlesbye is an unregistered consultant lobbyist Registrar’s Decision Charlesbye is not an unregistered consultant lobbyist, based on detailed information and substantive assurances provided.  Summary of Rationale for Decision Based on the explanation of Charlesbye’s business activities and substantive assurances provided, I conclude that […]


Summary of Investigation – CMEC UK & MENA Limited

Category: Investigation summaries - Monday 15th November 2021

September to November 2021 Organisation or Person Investigated CMEC UK & MENA Limited Matter(s) Investigated Whether CMEC UK & MENA Limited is an unregistered consultant lobbyist Registrar’s Decision CMEC UK & MENA Limited is not an unregistered consultant lobbyist, based on detailed information and substantive assurances provided. Summary of Rationale for Decision Based on the […]


Summary of Investigation – Collider Health

Category: Investigation summaries - Thursday 11th November 2021

September to November 2021 Organisation or Person Investigated Collider Health Matter(s) Investigated Whether Collider Health undertook unregistered consultant lobbying activities Registrar’s Decision Collider Health is not an unregistered consultant lobbyist. Summary of Rationale for Decision The communication under investigation took place in April 2021 at the online launch by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Longevity […]




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