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Record of Registrar’s external communications in 2024

Category: Publications - Monday 5th February 2024

This is a record of external communications made by the Registrar, Harry Rich, during 2024. We do not publish information about correspondence with whistleblowers who wish to protect their anonymity nor privileged legal communications or communications that would prejudice the conduct of a formal enquiry by the Registrar. The data is updated monthly. Last updated February 2024


Summary of Investigation – Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox, MP

Category: Investigation summaries - Friday 17th March 2023

February to March 2023 Organisation or Person Investigated Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox, MP (“Dr Fox”) Matter(s) Investigated Whether Dr Fox conducted unregistered consultant lobbying Registrar’s Decision Dr Fox is not a consultant lobbyist Summary of Rationale for Decision Payments to Dr Fox from Bradshaw Advisory Ltd, for his work for the Global Britain Commission […]


Record of Registrar’s external communications in 2023

Category: Publications - Tuesday 7th February 2023

This is a record of external communications made by the Registrar, Harry Rich, during 2023. We do not publish information about correspondence with whistleblowers who wish to protect their anonymity nor privileged legal communications or communications that would prejudice the conduct of a formal enquiry by the Registrar. The data is updated monthly. Last updated December 2023


Summary of investigation – Centaurus Communications 

Category: Investigation summaries - Wednesday 28th December 2022

November to December 2022 Organisation or person investigated Centaurus Communications  Matter(s) investigated Whether Centaurus Communications is a consultant lobbyist Registrar’s decision Centaurus Communications is not a consultant lobbyist. Summary of rationale for decision Centaurus Communications provided substantive assurance that they have not communicated with government ministers or permanent secretaries on behalf of clients and the […]


Summary of Investigation – Andrew Bridgen MP

Category: Investigation summaries - Wednesday 30th November 2022

Organisation or Person Investigated Andrew Bridgen MP (“Mr Bridgen”) Matter(s) Investigated Whether Mr Bridgen conducted unregistered consultant lobbying. Registrar’s Decision Mr Bridgen did not undertake unregistered consultant lobbyist as defined by the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 in relation to the matters investigated. Summary of Rationale for Decision Mr […]


Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee – Oral Evidence Given by Registrar

Category: News - Tuesday 15th November 2022

The Registrar gave oral evidence to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee on 15 November, as part of their inquiry into lobbying and influence: post-legislative scrutiny of the Lobbying Act 2014 and related matters. 


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. […]


Business Plan 2022/23

Category: Corporate documents - Wednesday 27th April 2022

This document sets out the key priorities of the Registrar to ensure continued compliance with the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 during the 2022-23 financial year.


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 […]


Consultation on the incidental exception and APPG secretariats March 2022

Category: Consultations - Thursday 21st April 2022

Consultation responses – 21 April 2022 The eight responses to the consultation are reproduced in this document. Age Verification Providers Association CIPR Field Consulting Ltd Gill Morris Communications Limited (DevoConnect) Meadhanan Ltd Minister of State Lord True CBE T&I Communications Ltd Wynchwood Consulting Response from Age Verification Providers Association Thank you for the opportunity to […]




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