COMMENT: There is concern some professions have failed to sign up as lobbyists

Number of legal firms registering is "very low", writes Colette Sexton

17th May, 2016
Over 1,260 organisations, companies and individuals have registered as lobbyists

Lobbying divides opinion. Some think it is central to democracy as it allows communication and debate between government and citizens. Others see it as a dirty word and associate it with cronyism.

In an attempt to change the latter, the Regulation of Lobbying Act was introduced. Since September, people and companies have been required to register with the Standards in Public Office Commission if they engage in...

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