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

The Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom introduced in July 2013.[1] The bill was sponsored by the Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). It was often referred to as "The Lobbying Bill" for short.[2] It passed all parliamentary stages, and received royal assent on 30 January 2014.[3]

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014
Act of Parliament
Long titleAn Act to make provision for establishing and maintaining a register of persons carrying on the business of consultant lobbying and to require those persons to be entered in the register; to make provision about expenditure and donations for political purposes; to make provision about the Electoral Commission’s functions with respect to compliance with requirements imposed by or by virtue of enactments; to make provision relating to a trade union’s duty to maintain a register of members under section 24 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992; and for connected purposes.
Citation2014 c. 4
Introduced byAndrew Lansley
Territorial extentUnited Kingdom and Gibraltar
Dates
Royal assent30 January 2014
Other legislation
AmendsRepresentation of the People Act 1983, Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000
Status: Current legislation
History of passage through Parliament
Text of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk.

The bill was founded on the principle of 'transparency' and 'cleaning up politics'.[4][5] [6][7]