The deadline for responding to the Government’s consultation on the Statutory Register of Lobbyists is rapidly approaching. The objective of the consultation is to give the chance for all interested parties to respond to the policy thinking behind the establishment of a Statutory Register of Lobbyists.
It is not yet clear what the full impact of a register will be for associations, but it is apparent that the Government are taking the role of lobbyists seriously and want to increase the levels of transparency in the policy making process.
The consultation paper sets out; its remit, definitions, information to be included in the register, how often updates should be made, potential sanctions for non compliance and the funding model. The consultation will run for a total of 12 weeks and it started on 20 January 2012. The Government will consider all responses received by 13 April 2012 – so respond ASAP to have your voice heard.
To get involved
To read more about how you can make your view on this consultation heard, download the consultation paper here:
How to respond
Send your comments and views to:
Statutory Register of Lobbyists
Area 4/S11 Horse Guards Road
Alternatively, you can email your response to email@example.com marking your response with Statutory Register of Lobbyists in the subject field of your email.