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2014
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Members invited to share views on guidance for lobbying register

The Registrar for the Register of Consultant Lobbysits, Alison White, has launched a consultation on the scope of guidance for the Register of Consultant Lobbyists.

Members are stongly encouraged to view the consultation document (PDF) and share their views with the CIPR.

The CIPR is committed to helping government deliver an effective register that meets public expectations and improves lobbying transparency. The views of CIPR members will play a crucial role in informing the Institute’s response to the consultation.

Last week, we met the Registrar to discuss the scope and implementation of the Register and were encouraged by her approach to the compliance burden that will fall on registrants.

The Institute supports her call for lobbyists to provide more information than is legally required. This will result in the register mirroring the information contained within Minister’s diaries, which will serve to improve transparency in the lobbying industry.

View CIPR Chief Executive Alastair McCapra’s blog post, following the meeting.

The CIPR asks that members share their response to the consultation before midday on Friday 28 November by emailing korayc@cipr.co.uk with the subject heading ‘Consultation Response’.

If you are directly affected by the register and would like to join a roundtable discussion on the consultation, please contact PR and Policy Officer, Koray Camgoz.

Find out more about the CIPR's work around lobbying regulation.

Notes to editors

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).