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.theguardian - 26 days ago

Government spends £66,000 on lobbyists register run by part-time boss

Office set up by David Cameron after series of scandals is limited by narrow powers and meagre resourcesThe register of lobbyists set up by David Cameron to increase transparency in the sector has no full-time boss and does so little work that it produces a cash surplus from its activities.The Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists was founded in 2014 following a series of lobbying scandals in the early part of Cameron’s time as prime minister, with a pledge to increase transparency around lobbying activities. However, its activities have been severely limited by the narrow powers and resources granted to it by the government compared with equivalent registers in countries such as the US. Continue reading...


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