Register of Consultant Lobbyists: guidance on requirement to join

Guidance for individuals and organisations who lobby the government, about the requirement to join the Register of Consultant Lobbyists.

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The Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists has a separate website. View the guidance on the requirement to register.



This guidance is to help individuals and organisations understand whether they are required to join the statutory Register of Consultant Lobbyists. It covers:

  • how to join the Register of Consultant Lobbyists, including what information to submit for initial registration and for quarterly information updates
  • the requirement to register – who is required to join, who is exempt and the criteria for conducting the business of consultant lobbying
  • frequently asked questions about particular situations in which individuals and organisations might have to register
Published 30 January 2015
Last updated 25 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added additional guidance on the need to register.
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