The CIPR has launched an industry-wide survey to get the views of public relations and public affairs professionals on the impact of lobbying legislation in Westminster.
The survey is being launched ahead of the 10th anniversary of the Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 (the Lobbying Act). The Act was introduced to improve transparency of lobbying in the UK and saw the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists (ORCL) established.
The survey can be completed anonymously and takes around 5 minutes to fill in. It seeks the views of UK lobbyists as well as those interested in ethics and standards in politics on the impact of the Act, whether it has succeeded in improving transparency, and what the appetite is for further measures and reform.
CIPR CEO, Alastair McCapra said: "The high expectations that the Lobbying Act would improve transparency in our politics have not been realised. By any measure, the Act has failed in its mission. Others may disagree but it was always the CIPR's view that it would. Ten years on, we want to better understand the impact it has had on the lobbying profession and what the appetite is for change. It is a very short survey but will help inform our engagement with politicians as we continue to lobby for better, fairer, and more effective regulation."