When it comes to lobbying regulation, Chris Whitehouse, Chair of Whitehouse Communications and an expert on food policy and regulation, argues strongly that more is needed if we are to separate ethical political consultants from dodgy current and former politicians. Writing for the influential sector magazine, The Grocer, you can read Chris’s full article here. … Continued
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“The current lobbying regulatory system is widely acknowledged as being unfit for purpose, relying as it does upon the disclosure by only some commercial lobbyists of only some of their work for only some of their clients, but leaving whole sectors of the lobbying community unregulated, unregistered and undeclared”, So, writes veteran healthcare and social … Continued
Speaking today on news that the Government is to commission an inquiry into David Cameron’s recent lobbying activity, veteran lobbyist Chris Whitehouse, Chair of The Whitehouse Consultancy says: “The government is right to investigate these reports. It’s simply not good enough for David Cameron to seek to feather his own nest by hiding behind and … Continued
“When David Cameron famously warned 11 years ago that lobbying would be the ‘next political scandal’, many of us hadn’t realised he was not sounding a warning, but making a promise”. Whitehouse Consultancy founder and Chair, Chris Whitehouse, has written an excoriating criticism of former Prime Minister, David Cameron’s approach to lobbying. It has been … Continued
One thing is certain: Brexit has weakened EU-UK relations. But far from turning into the divorce Britain was seeking, the separation will require both sides to work with each other more closely than ever before. While leaving out some key areas, the 1,246-page EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement sets up a new horizontal governance framework, … Continued
Communications sector Bible, PR Week, has highlighted attacks by Hong Kong police on The Whitehouse Consultancy for its pro-democracy campaigning on behalf of Fight for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong. PR Week reports ‘Hong Kong police arrested local media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and five others last week under the national security law, on suspicion of … Continued
Whitehouse Consultancy Chairman Chris Whitehouse comments on the latest cash for access scandal.
The new lobbying legislation should be suspended immediately and subject to a thorough review, argues Whitehouse Chairman Chris Whitehouse.
Guidance recently published by the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists is contrary to public interest and heralds a fundamental reduction in transparency, argues Whitehouse Chairman Chris Whitehouse.
Chris Whitehouse considers the Government’s lobbying bill, described as a ‘dog’s breakfast’ by Graham Allen MP.
Charities have been warned not to let “dangerous” provisions in the Government’s lobbying bill that would affect charities’ work from slipping into law.
Chris Rogers discusses the latest criticisms of the Government’s proposed lobbying reforms