The UK Public Affairs Council has announced that it is closing with immediate effect and handing over responsibility for its register of lobbyists to the CIPR.
Research suggests that PR and comms are among the worst industries for offering staff flexible working conditions at the point of hire. Just two per cent of all vacancies in PR, marketing and advertising mentioned flexible working, according to the Timewise Flexible Jobs Index, the first study of its kind, which studied 3.5 million job ads across 122 national jobs boards between July and December 2014 to arrive at its findings.
The PRCA has taken aim at the Electoral Commission and the Charity Commission in a formal submission to the Government that criticises the Lobbying Act's impact on charity campaigners in the run-up to general elections.
Former Wonga public affairs chief Delroy Corinaldi has been appointed as strategy director for David Lammy's campaign to be elected London Mayor, PRWeek has learned.
The PRCA has told a consultation on compliance from the Office of the Registrar of Consultants Lobbyists (ORCL) that punishing "over-declaration" would be a "perverse interpretation" of the Lobbying Act.
Sandy Lindsay, founder and chair of Tangerine and The Juice Academy, has received an MBE in the 2015 Queen's birthday honours list for her services to business and young people.
PR is among the worst industry sectors for offering candidates flexible working opportunities at the point of hire, according to a new study.
The Government's global campaign to promote the UK as a destination for tourists, trade and investment and students is set to generate £1.2bn for the economy, although partners' delivery of the campaign "varies", says a report by the National Audit Office (NAO).
The winners of the PRCA DARE Awards South West and Wales have been announced, with Remarkable Group, Confused.com and Golley Slater among the victors.
More than 700 Britons are believed to have travelled to Syria and Iraq to join Islamic State, as the group employs ever more sophisticated methods to radicalise young people online. The Government is concerned that existing programmes to combat radicalisation are failing to provide a coherent alternative message to counter the extremists, and are allowing them the space to present themselves as successful.
The Labour party wanted to hire the BBC's political editor Nick Robinson to help Ed Miliband win the general election.
The Scottish Government has begun a consultation process on proposals to introduce a Lobbying Transparency Bill.
The 17-year-old student credited with popularising the #Milifandom hashtag during the 2015 general election has become embroiled in a Twitter spat with former Conservative MP Louise Mensch.
Property services giant BNP Paribas Real Estate has appointed Patrick Clift from the British Property Federation as its UK PR director.
I wasn't surprised to read recently that the PR industry is one of the worst industries for supporting flexible working patterns.
I first heard the phrase "pattern recognition" at SXSW this year. Jennifer Hyman, co-founder of Rent the Runway, was on a panel about the future of retail, and they were discussing whether the Airbnb concept would have been funded if it had been pitched by a woman.
More and more PR people are getting involved in Cannes but if you're not headed there then you're probably already rolling your eyes and sighing heavily. If you are going, here's what I think's worth sharpening your elbows for at this year's Creativity Festival.
PR is among the worst industry sectors for offering candidates flexible working opportunities at the point of hire, according to a new study. PRWeek looks at how it works in practice.
The message of 'continuity' in healthcare proclaimed by the Conservatives does not mean communicators can afford to rest on their laurels.
As more and more statistics and evidence of the benefits of an inclusive workforce at the highest levels of management emerge, you'd be hard pushed to uphold an argument for maintaining the outdated archetypal senior PR team in today's era.
With the Conservative election victory, a referendum on EU membership is now inevitable. The speculation over the political and economic impact will reach new peaks but, at a more practical level, what does a PR practitioner need to do now to prepare?
Fundamental change is afoot in charities' relationship with digital according to an influential study, and PRs have a role to play in helping not-for-profits navigate the turbulent times ahead.
Public sector communicators need to take their own advice in order to avoid uncomfortable media scrutiny.
This year's Queen's Speech laying out the legislative agenda for the next parliamentary term provides an almost perfect analogy for modern Britain and the challenges that the new Government will face.
Now that the election is over, attention is turning to the legislative agenda. Lobbying may not have been a hot button election issue but the Government must revisit the flawed lobbying legislation that was passed in haste in 2014.
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The former director of comms for the Prime Minister's Office and Cabinet Office, Arthur Leathley, has moved to MTCnovo, a new, privately run organisation for the rehabilitation of offenders.
Hume Brophy has appointed former Conservative shadow minister and select committee chair Anne McIntosh as a senior consultant in its public affairs team.
Ministry of Defence director of defence comms Stephen Jolly is to leave his role to take a research assignment at the Defence Academy on behalf of the MoD.
Downing Street has hired two Conservative Party PR stalwarts, including Tory comms director Giles Kenningham, to its comms function following the promotion of Helen Bower to the Prime Minister's official spokesperson.
Consulum, an international comms consultancy founded by former Bell Pottinger chairman Tim Ryan, has made redundancies in its London and Bahrain offices, PRWeek has learned.
The Conservative Party's head of broadcast, Carrie Symonds, is leaving her role to become Culture Secretary John Whittingdale's media special adviser.
Bellenden has hired Laura Fox, former director of comms for Balfour Beatty's Services division and external affairs secretary to the Speaker of the House of Commons, as director of corporate affairs.