Based on assurances received, Mr Robertson has not conducted unregistered consultant lobbying activity.
Summary of Rationale for Decision
Based on Mr Robertson’s unequivocal and complete written assurances, he is not registered for VAT. Under the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014, registration under the Value Added Tax Act 1994 is one of three conditions that define consultant lobbying.
Item in Politico London Influence newsletter regarding Mr Robertson’s paid work for the Betting and Gaming Council.
Formal letter from the Registrar giving background on the requirement for registering and asking if his activities fall within the criteria to be registered with particular reference to, but not limited to, Mr Robertson’s work for the Betting and Gaming Council.
Email response from Mr Robertson confirming he has not undertaken relevant communications.
Letter from the Registrar requesting further information regarding Mr Robertson’s work for the Betting and Gaming Council and his VAT registration status.
Email response from Mr Robertson answering all questions raised and confirming that the Betting and Gaming Council payment is to him as an individual and he is not VAT registered.
Letter from the Registrar concluding his investigation.