CIPR Election Commentary identifies 7 key areas for PR
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has identified seven key areas of interest for public relations ahead of the General Election on 8 June.
Published today, the CIPR's Election Commentary contains a digest of the policy proposals from the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties most likely to have an impact on public relations. Each section contains an overview of the Institute's views on what the incoming government should aim to achieve.
The seven key areas are:
- Corporate Governance
- Media, Data Protection and Digital Public Services
- Gender pay gap
In 2015 the CIPR election manifesto set out seven areas where we felt new national policy was needed, in conjunction with extended public conversation, to address some key areas of interest to the public relations profession. Two years on, most of those issues are still not entirely resolved, and the context for them has changed with our decision to leave the European Union.
Our 2015 manifesto was published long before the election was called, with the aim of drawing attention to issues that matter to us as an industry which might not otherwise command much space in public debate. This time our purpose is somewhat different.
The party manifestos have already been published and discussed, and we have an opportunity to benchmark their proposals against our own concerns and priorities. In this document you will find a digest of the policy proposals from the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties most likely to have an impact on public relations, and our views on what an incoming government should aim to achieve. We hope our contribution will stimulate further discussion.
Notes to editors
About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.
The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).