The Registrar is committed to the provisions and principles of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘FoIA’), and has adopted without modification the model publication scheme produced by the Information Commissioner. The Registrar will also look to make information available in response to requests, unless there is good reason to apply an exemption.
Although each request will be considered on its own merits, the Registrar will generally not release papers from an investigation into whether an organisation or individual has complied with the requirements of the Transparency of Lobbying [etc] Act 2014. Section 31 of FoIA (Law enforcement) will apply to these cases, and section 30(2) will also often be engaged where information is provided to the Registrar in confidence during the investigation.
Prior to making an FoI request, you may find it helpful to read the general guidance on how to make a request. However, when making an FoI request to the Registrar, please use the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 […]
Category: Publications - Thursday 3rd February 2022
This is a record of external communications made by the Registrar, Harry Rich, during 2021. We do not publish information about correspondence with whistleblowers who wish to protect their anonymity nor privileged legal communications. The data is updated monthly.
Category: Consultations - Thursday 13th May 2021
The Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists consulted on guidance, codes of conduct and compliance in February and March 2021. You can view the responses received to the consultation and the Registrar’s conclusions in light of those responses, in the following downloadable documents. The Registrar will publish updated guidance in due course and current guidance remains in […]
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. […]
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.
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 […]
Category: Investigation summaries - Friday 1st April 2022
February – April 2022 Organisation or Person Investigated The University of Oxford Changing Character of War Centre (CCW) Matter(s) Investigated Whether CCW is an unregistered consultant lobbyist Registrar’s Decision CCW has not conducted consultant lobbying activities. Summary of Rationale for Decision This decision is based on substantive assurances from CCW that they have not communicated […]
Category: Consultations - Monday 28th March 2022
Registrar’s consultation now extended to 1 April
Category: Investigation summaries - Friday 25th March 2022
February – March 2022 Organisation or Person Investigated Ensus UK Limited (Ensus) Matter(s) Investigated Whether Ensus is an unregistered consultant lobbyist Registrar’s Decision Ensus is not a consultant lobbyist. Summary of Rationale for Decision Based on assurances given, that Ensus receives no payment for its role supporting the APPG for British Bioethanol (the APPG), Ensus […]
Category: Investigation summaries - Thursday 24th March 2022
February – March 2022 Organisation or Person Investigated UK Petroleum Industry Association Limited (UKPIA) Matter(s) Investigated Whether UKPIA is an unregistered consultant lobbyist Registrar’s Decision 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 […]
Category: External Gifts and Hospitality - Wednesday 16th March 2022
You can download below a record of all external gifts and hospitality for 2021/22 for the Registrar.
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 […]