Section 22 of the legislation means that ministers, advisers and public officials are subject to a one-year ‘cooling-off’ period after leaving office, which restricts their ability to engage in lobbying or work for organisations engaged in lobbying.
Speaking as it launched its 2018 report, head of ethics and lobbying regulation Sherry Perrault said the commission had now become aware of the first recorded breach of these rules.
The case concerned a former special adviser who...
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