Register of Consultant Lobbyists: guidance on requirement to join

This publication was withdrawn on 14 December 2015

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

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


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