The APPC is committed to promoting the twin pillars of transparency and a financial ban on payment of legislators. Given the majority of PA professionals abide by our code of conduct, the UK is a leading example of self-regulation.
Of course, the chances of a 'good news' story about the success and legitimacy of lobbying in the UK actually appearing on the front page of a national newspaper are practically nil.
If there is any complacency in PA standards, it is not among my members.
Gill Morris, chair, APPC.