The Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists (ORCL) plans to issue formal rules in January that will determine whether lobbyists will have to join a register under the new Lobbying Act 2014.
The Cabinet Office has dismissed opposition party criticism over the rising cost of ministers' special advisers, claiming that their "average salary is 8% lower than under the previous Government".
Westbourne Communications has succeeded with its Justice Delayed, Justice Denied campaign as Home Secretary Theresa May announces that the Home Office will advance proposals for a legal limit of 28 days on pre-charge bail.
The PRCA has backed calls to delay implementation of the upcoming registration scheme for lobbyists until after the May 2015 general election.
London-based Connect Communications has announced plans to enter new markets including the US, EMEA, Australia, China and India, expanding beyond its longstanding focus on Westminster and Whitehall.
Launch of the upcoming registration scheme for lobbyists should be deferred until after the general election, according to the Association of Professional Political Consultants (APPC).
Sluts, breastfeeding and immigrants on the M4: Lambert has a job on his hands with UKIP's comms role
Sluts not cleaning behind fridges, women breastfeeding in the corner and immigrants clogging up the M4. Every time Nigel Farage or members of his party make such statements, the 'Metropolitan elite' they deride throws up its hands in horror with a look of disbelief. But what sounds like a gaffe to some is music to the ears of UKIP's supporters and plays straight into the anti-politics 'everyman' image of Farage and his party. So why has UKIP chosen this moment to up its game with the appointment of BBC veteran Paul Lambert as director of communications?
Fishburn was named Consultancy of the Year and R3: the Association of Business Recovery Professionals won In-House Team of the Year at the PRCA's inaugural Public Affairs Awards last night.
FTI Consulting has recruited former Labour health secretary Patricia Hewitt as part of six new appointments to its UK Public Affairs practice.
Public affairs professionals may work in the world of politics but that does not necessarily mean they participate in the democratic process, according to new research.
Reputation management consultancy Fortitude Partners has won a retained brief to advise a Trinidad-based diplomatic services academy on its comms strategy.
The public affairs division of financial specialists MRM has hired Brittney Parker to its ranks ahead of next year's general election.
UKIP has appointed veteran BBC producer Paul Lambert as the party's director of communications.
Lloyds Banking Group has appointed Benedict Brogan, deputy editor and chief political commentator of The Daily Telegraph, as its new director of group public affairs.
The PRCA has appointed David Hamilton, head of PR and engagement at Action for Children, to the role of vice-chairman of the PR Council before he takes the council's chairman role in January 2016.
Bell Pottinger has appointed Julie Minns, head of public policy and corporate responsibility at mobile operator Three, as a partner in its political team.
The PRCA says rival trade body the CIPR is "wrong" to suggest the industry "should be scared to say no" to calls to voluntarily disclose information on meetings they have with ministers or civil servants as part of the new lobbying register.
As the general election nears, voters disillusioned with politicians and the parties they represent face the same messy compromise.
Two strategists discuss the implications of George Osborne's Autumn Statement from a comms perspective.
As luxury brands reach new markets globally, they must not lose sight of the unique comms hurdles ahead.
This month's book review features a manual on lobbying by Lionel Zetter.
In an ill-advised attempt at humour, the party released UKIP Calypso, a song performed by former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read.
Perhaps the biggest frustration for any PR professional is the lack of credit that they receive for their work, their advice, even their entire careers.
The Tata corporate brand is key to holding together its myriad companies, says its executive director David Landsman.
Too often MPs are held accountable to party whips rather than to the electorate whose needs they should be serving.
Whatever else you say about power generator SSE, it is a determined optimist. Its glass is resolutely 27 per cent full. But this over-the-top, logic-defying optimism has left the firm open to accusations of cynicism and greenwash.
Public affairs practitioners can uphold the highest professional standards by adhering to the CIPR Code of Conduct.
Islamic State is controlling both traditional and social media as it tightens its grip on parts of Syria and Iraq, finds John Owens in Beirut.
There are numerous tools available for monitoring your social media campaigns and the opportunities for engagement seem limitless, but this can brings pitfalls.
The profile of the Greek government's long-running appeal for the return of its national treasure from Britain received a boost when yesterday's papers prominently featured the arrival of its legal adviser Amal Clooney in Athens.
It is always interesting to gauge PR people's responses when I tell them that 60 per cent, or around £1.2m, of JTA's business comes from Russia and Russian speaking countries.
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Portland is to launch dedicated financial, internal comms and digital/creative business units in 2015 as it announces the promotion of Oliver Pauley to UK MD and 13 new partners to its UK and international businesses.
Headland has made a raft of new hires, including Paul Griffin who joins from Citigate as a director.
The Omnicom Group agency's longtime partner in Brazil, Ketchum Estratégia, will rebrand as Ketchum.
Champollion, the public affairs and media handling agency, has appointed Tony Blair's former official spokesman David Hill as one of two non-executive directors.
Sophie Duder will leave her role as head of comms and events at think-tank Demos to join Lodestone Communications as account director.
Rhodri Williams has been named VP of communications and public affairs for EMEA at AIG.