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

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  1. Introduction

  2. Summary and Background

  3. Overview of the Structure of the Act

  4. Territorial Extent and Application

  5. Commentary on Sections

    1. Part 1 – Registration of Consultant Lobbyists

      1. Section 1: Prohibition on consultant lobbying unless registered

      2. Section 2: Meaning of consultant lobbying and Schedule 1: Carrying on the business of consultant lobbying

      3. Section 3: The Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists, Section 4: The Register and Schedule 2: The Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists

      4. Section 5: Notification of client information and changes

      5. Section 6: Duty to update the register and Section 7: Duty to publish the register

      6. Section 8: Duty to monitor

      7. Sections 9 and 10: Notice to supply information and limitations on duty to supply information and use of information supplied

      8. Section 11: Right to appeal against information notice

      9. Section 12: Offences and Section 13: Bodies corporate and Scottish partnerships

      10. Section 14: Civil penalties

      11. Section 15: Notice of intention to impose civil penalty

      12. Section 16: Imposition of penalty

      13. Section 17: Right to appeal against imposition of a civil penalty

      14. Section 18: Civil penalties and criminal proceedings

      15. Section 19: Enforcement

      16. Section 20: Further provision about civil penalties

      17. Section 21: Guidance

      18. Section 22: Charges

      19. Section 23: Power to make further provision; Section 24: Regulations; and Section 25: Interpretation

    2. Part 2Non-Party Campaigning Etc.

      1. Section 26: Meaning of “controlled expenditure”

      2. Schedule 3: Controlled expenditure: qualifying expenses

      3. Section 27: Arrangements between third parties notified to the Electoral Commission

      4. Section 28: Changes to existing limits

      5. Section 29: Constituency limits

      6. Section 30: Targeted expenditure limits

      7. Section 31: Extension of power to vary specified sums

      8. Section 32: Recognised third parties

      9. Section 33 and Schedule 4: Reporting of donations to recognised third parties

      10. Section 34: Returns as to controlled expenditure

      11. Section 35: Statements of accounts by recognised third parties

      12. Section 36: Third party expenditure in respect of candidates

      13. Section 37: Candidate’s personal expenses not to count for local election expenses limit in England and Wales

      14. Section 38: Functions of Electoral Commission with respect to compliance

      15. Section 39: Post-election review

    3. Part 3 - Trade Unions’ Registers of Members

      1. Section 40: Duty to provide membership audit certificate

      2. Section 41: Duty to appoint assurer etc

      3. Section 42: Investigatory powers

      4. Section 43: Enforcement

    4. Part 4 - Supplementary

      1. Section 45: Commencement

      2. Section 46: Transitional provision

      3. Section 47: Power to make consequential provision

      4. Section 48: Extent

      5. Section 49: Short title

  6. Commencement

  7. Hansard References

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