Summary of investigation – British Chambers of Commerce
Friday 9th December 2022
October to December 2022
Organisation or Person Investigated
British Chambers of Commerce (“BCC”)
Whether the BCC is a consultant lobbyist
The BCC is not a consultant lobbyist
Summary of Rationale for Decision
The BCC’s communications with government ministers that the Registrar is aware of are not ‘on behalf of a client’, which is one of the tests in the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 (‘the Act’). The Registrar considers that the BCC is expressing a collective view of the organisation as a whole, rather than a view on behalf of a member (client).
|Email from ORCL giving Registrar’s agreement to the extension.
|Substantive response from BCC regarding its structure, communications and purpose.
|Letter from the Registrar concluding his investigation.
9 December 2022
Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists