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Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Registration of consultant lobbyists

    1. Requirement to register

      1. 1.Prohibition on consultant lobbying unless registered

      2. 2.Meaning of consultant lobbying

    2. Keeping the register

      1. 3.The Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists

      2. 4.The register

      3. 5.Notification of client information and changes

      4. 6.Duty to update register

      5. 7.Publication of register

    3. Compliance

      1. 8.Duty to monitor

      2. 9.Notice to supply information

      3. 10.Limitations on duty to supply information and use of information supplied

      4. 11.Right to appeal against information notice

    4. Offences

      1. 12.Offences

      2. 13.Bodies corporate and Scottish partnerships

    5. Civil penalties

      1. 14.Civil penalties

      2. 15.Notice of intention to impose civil penalty

      3. 16.Imposition of penalty

      4. 17.Right to appeal against imposition of civil penalty

      5. 18.Civil penalties and criminal proceedings

      6. 19.Enforcement

      7. 20.Further provision about civil penalties

    6. Supplementary

      1. 21.Guidance

      2. 22.Charges

      3. 23.Power to make further provision

      4. 24.Regulations

      5. 25.Interpretation

  3. Part 2 Non-party campaigning etc

    1. Controlled expenditure

      1. 26.Meaning of “controlled expenditure”

      2. 27.Arrangements between third parties notified to the Electoral Commission

      3. 28.Changes to existing limits

      4. 29.Constituency limits

      5. 30.Targeted expenditure limits

      6. 31.Extension of power to vary specified sums

    2. Recognised third parties, information and reports

      1. 32.Recognised third parties

      2. 33.Reporting of donations to recognised third parties

      3. 34.Returns as to controlled expenditure

      4. 35.Statements of accounts by recognised third parties

    3. Miscellaneous

      1. 36.Third party expenditure in respect of candidates

      2. 37.Candidate's personal expenses not to count for local election expenses limit in England and Wales

      3. 38.Functions of Electoral Commission with respect to compliance

      4. 39.Post-election review

  4. Part 3 Trade unions' registers of members

    1. 40.Duty to provide membership audit certificate

    2. 41.Duty to appoint an assurer etc

    3. 42.Investigatory powers

    4. 43.Enforcement

  5. Part 4 Supplementary

    1. 44.Financial provision

    2. 45.Commencement

    3. 46.Transitional provision

    4. 47.Power to make consequential provision

    5. 48.Extent

    6. 49.Short title

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Carrying on the business of consultant lobbying

      1. Part 1 Exceptions

        1. 1.(1) A person does not, by reason of making a...

        2. 2.A person does not carry on the business of consultant...

        3. 3.(1) A person who, as an official or member of...

        4. 4.An individual does not carry on the business of consultant...

      2. Part 2 Meaning of terms used in section 2(1)

        1. In return for payment

          1. 5.(1) “Payment” includes payment of any kind.

          2. 6.(1) Communications may be made “in return for payment” whether...

          3. 7.(1) But a communication is not made “in return for...

          4. 8.References in this Part of this Act to receiving payment...

        2. Communications

          1. 9.A communication is not within section 2(3) if it is...

        3. Made on behalf of another

          1. 10.(1) Where an individual (“A”) makes a communication in the...

      3. Part 3 Positions equivalent to permanent secretary

        1. 11.(1) The positions mentioned in section 2(6) are— Cabinet Secretary;...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      The Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists

      1. Status

        1. 1.The Registrar is a corporation sole.

        2. 2.The Registrar exercises the functions of that office on behalf...

      2. Appointment

        1. 3.(1) The Registrar is to be appointed by the Minister....

        2. 4.(1) A person is ineligible for appointment as the Registrar...

        3. 5.A defect in the Registrar's appointment does not affect the...

      3. Remuneration and staffing

        1. 6.Service as the Registrar is not service in the civil...

        2. 7.(1) The Registrar may make arrangements for sums in respect...

        3. 8.(1) The Registrar may make arrangements with the Minister or...

      4. Accounts

        1. 9.(1) The Registrar must keep proper accounts and proper records...

      5. Funding

        1. 10.(1) The Minister may make grants or loans to the...

      6. Amendment of other enactments

        1. 11.In Schedule 1 to the Public Records Act 1958 (definition...

        2. 12.In Schedule 2 to the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (departments...

        3. 13.In Part 6 of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Controlled expenditure: qualifying expenses

      1. After Schedule 8 to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Requirements of quarterly and weekly donation reports

      1. After Schedule 11 to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums...

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