Scottish Lobbying Register: How to follow the money

Scottish Lobbying Register: How to follow the money

We agree with the Standards Committee that the Scottish Parliament should consider expanding the information that lobbyists are required to declare to include how much is being spent on lobbying. More details on how this could work.

Another step towards transparency: Briefing on Stage 1 of Lobbying (Scotland) Bill

Another step towards transparency: Briefing on Stage 1 of Lobbying (Scotland) Bill

This week the Scottish Government moved one step further in developing some of the most progressive legislation on political transparency in the world  Campaigners welcome draft report from Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee  The Stage 1 debate for the Lobbying (Scotland) Bill will be held on Thursday 7 January, 2016

Scotland Lobbying Bill: How to improve it.

Scotland Lobbying Bill: How to improve it.

The Scottish government is curently taking a Bill through the Parliament to try and make lobbying more transparent. We think it could be better. Find out how you can let the Scottish Parliament know how you would improve it.

Lobbying roundup: 23 Oct 2015

Lobbying roundup: 23 Oct 2015

London's reputation launderers» 'Conspiracy-theorists' hit Scotland»  America suffers from crony-capitalism»  UK's lobbying register falls (£100,000s) short.

Holyrood Exposed: A Guide to Lobbying in Scotland

Holyrood Exposed: A Guide to Lobbying in Scotland

To coincide with the SNP conference this week, Spinwatch, Unlock Democracy and Electoral Reform Society Scotland have published Holyrood Exposed: A Guide to Lobbying in Scotland.

BELL POTTINGER EXPOSES WEAKNESS OF SELF-REGULATION

BELL POTTINGER EXPOSES WEAKNESS OF SELF-REGULATION

Following this week's revelations about lobbying, the Independent reports today that "the trade body which represents the UK's public relations and lobbying industry is to investigate Bell Pottinger over claims made by executives during a business pitch to undercover reporters".

The Lobbying Act: how's that working out?

The Lobbying Act: how's that working out?

It's been a year since the Lobbying Bill passed into law – amid howls of protest from charities, derision from transparency campaigners, and warnings from Parliament. Is it delivering on its promises to clean up politics?