CIPR responds to Nick Clegg pledge on bringing forward statutory register of lobbyists before 2015
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations has issued the following statement in response to today's pledge from Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to bring forward a statutory register of lobbyists before the next general election.
This pledge is not enough. The government consultation is over a year old and we still have no clarity on whether the government intend to introduce a register that will cover all lobbyists, or only the few they envisaged in their inadequate proposal. They need to engage with the industry now to give their pledge some credibility.
THe CIPR, APPC, and the PRCA, have been working together since the turn of the year to produce a definition of lobbying suitable for legislation that would deliver a universal of lobbyists. View previous newsroom item.
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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).