Make provision for establishing and maintaining a register of persons carrying on the business of consultant lobbying and to require those persons to be entered in the register; to make provision about expenditure and donations for political purposes; to make provision about the Electoral Commission’s functions with respect to compliance with requirements imposed by or by virtue of enactments; to make provision relating to a trade union’s duty to maintain a register of members under section 24 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992; and for connected purposes.
- introduces a statutory register of consultant lobbyists and establishes a Registrar to enforce the registration requirements
- regulates more closely election campaign spending by those not standing for election or registered as political parties
- strengthens the legal requirements placed on trade unions in relation to their obligation to keep their list of members up to date.
Current version of the Bill