Would my charity have to sign up to the new lobbying register being proposed?
Follow these questions below and find out!
1. What public officials are you communicating with?
If you don't contact any public officials, but try to influence government via the media, for example, you are exempt from registration.
Local MP only
Lobbying by constituents of their local MP does not require registration.
Local government officials only
Lobbying of local government officials is not covered by the register
Welsh government officials and Welsh Assembly Members
Lobbying of the Welsh government and Welsh Assembly is not covered by the register
Northern Ireland government officials and Northern Irish Assembly Members
Lobbying of the Northern Ireland government and Northern Irish Assembly is not covered by the register
Any MPs or Lords
Lobbying of Parliamentarians in both houses is registrable.
UK government officials
Lobbying of public officials in government departments, agencies and regulators is registrable.
Scottish government officials and Members of the Scottish Parliament
The Scottish government is in the process of introducing its own lobbying register. They are not covered by the proposed new bill but you need to be aware of how the new legislation will potentially affect you.
European Commission officials and Members of the European Parliament
The European Union already has a lobbying register