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In addition to the Registrar’s guidance, primarily aimed at registrants and potential registrants, we have information accessible from the tabs on this page. Our aim is to provide transparency on our work in administering the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014.

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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 […]


Record of Registrar’s external communications in 2021

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 We do not publish information about correspondence with whistleblowers who wish to protect their anonymity nor privileged legal communications.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.


Consultation responses and conclusions

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 […]


Summary of investigation – Brooks Newmark & Co Ltd

Category: Investigation summaries - Tuesday 13th February 2024

November 2023 – February 2024 Organisation or person investigated Brooks Newmark & Co Ltd Matter(s) investigated Whether Brooks Newmark or Brooks Newmark & Co Ltd (“Mr Newmark”) conducted unregistered consultant lobbying. Registrar’s decision Based on third-party assurances provided, Mr Newmark has not conducted unregistered consultant lobbying in relation to the matter under investigation, whether as […]


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 We do not publish information about correspondence with whistleblowers who wish to protect their anonymity nor privileged legal communications or communications that would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


Advice for parliamentarians and former parliamentarians

Category: News - Wednesday 31st January 2024

If in a future role you might communicate with ministers or others on behalf of clients, you should be aware of your statutory duties under the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 (‘the Act’).  A very brief overview is that UK VAT registered organisations and individuals whocommunicate personally with Government […]


Summary of investigation – The Rt Hon the Lord Hammond of Runnymede

Category: Investigation summaries - Tuesday 7th November 2023

October to November 2023 Organisation or person investigated The Rt Hon the Lord Hammond of Runnymede “Lord Hammond” Matter(s) investigated Whether Lord Hammond conducted unregistered consultant lobbying Registrar’s decision Based on assurances provided, Lord Hammond has not conducted consultant lobbying activities. Summary of rationale for decision Lord Hammond provided assurances that no representation took place […]


Summary of Investigation – Big Innovation Centre

Category: Investigation summaries - Monday 23rd October 2023

May to October 2023 Organisation or person investigated Big Innovation Centre (“BIC”) Matter(s) investigated Whether BIC conducted unregistered consultant lobbying Registrar’s decision Based on assurances received, BIC has not conducted unregistered consultant lobbying activity. Summary of rationale for decision Based on substantive and unequivocal written information from BIC, no registerable communications have taken place. Where BIC […]


Summary of Investigation – Newbridge Advisory

Category: Investigation summaries - Friday 20th October 2023

September to October 2023 Organisation or Person Investigated Newbridge Advisory Limited (“Newbridge Advisory”) Matter(s) Investigated Whether Newbridge Advisory conducted unregistered consultant lobbying Registrar’s Decision 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”). […]


Register of External Gifts and Hospitality

Category: External Gifts and Hospitality - Monday 2nd October 2023

You can download below a record of all external gifts and hospitality for 2023/24 for the Registrar. Last updated October 2023.


Quarterly Information Return Period Open

Category: News - Monday 2nd October 2023

This is a reminder that – Quarterly Information Report for the July to September quarter is due by the 14th of October. A return needs to be submitted even if you have a nil declaration.


PACAC inquiry evidence

Category: News - Monday 25th September 2023

In September 2023 the Registrar gave further evidence Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee as part of their inquiry into lobbying and influence: post-legislative scrutiny of the Lobbying Act 2014 and related matters.


Summary of Investigation – Rupert McNeil

Category: Investigation summaries - Wednesday 23rd August 2023

July to August 2023 Organisation or person investigated Rupert McNeil (“Mr McNeil”) Matter(s) Investigated Whether Mr McNeil conducted unregistered consultant lobbying Registrar’s Decision Based on assurances given and evidence provided, Mr McNeil has not conducted consultant lobbying activity. Summary of Rationale for Decision Mr McNeil provided evidence that he was an employee of Lincoln Storm […]





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