Lobbyists regulator, Alison White, head of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists, today set out her proposals to ensure all those lobbying Government are doing the necessary internal checks within their own organisations.
Speaking at a conference organised by ORCL, the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists, Alison White said “I am concerned that due diligence within some organisations is not good enough. Dealing with those that transgress will be an important part of my work in the year ahead.”
Welcoming Alison’s comments, Richard Patient, managing director of Thorncliffe, said “Thorncliffe has its own internal compliance register. All colleagues must sign, on a weekly basis, this internal register listing whether they have undertaken Consultant Lobbying. Any non-compliance by colleagues is considered gross misconduct.”
Separately, Alison White wrote to Thorncliffe and praised the company for the steps it is taking to comply with the legislation: “I am very pleased to see the level of due diligence you have shown – this is an important mechanism for ensuring legislative conformance.”