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UK Lobbying Register gives a clear statement of professional standards in public affairs

The UK lobbying Register provides the clearest statement of professional standards in public affairs, with the aim of building public trust, says the CIPR.

The first universal, open and free of charge lobbying register in the UK, UKLR also requires registrants to publicly state their accountability to a code of conduct.

The Register, which was launched in the summer, is now fully operational and agencies, in-house teams and freelancers can register, adding staff and clients to thee publicly searchable list.

The CIPR also wrote to all MPs and members of the House of the Lords with a guide to the standards expected of professional lobbyists. Guidance for lobbyists on the CIPR Code of Conduct is also available.

CIPR PA Chair, Paul Beckford MCIPR
People have a right to know who  is seeking to influence public policy and law and want to know more about the professional standards they should expect from lobbyists. I urge all lobbyists to sign up to the UK Lobbying Register and help us create the most comprehensive source of information on the subject available.
CIPR PA Chair, Paul Beckford MCIPR

The CIPR Public Affairs Group will host a roundtable on Ethics in Public Affairs on 21 September.

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).