All agencies need to publish in full their client list and adhere to the principles of transparency, accuracy, integrity and propriety.
There needs to be an effort to ensure in-house lobbyists are adhering to the guiding principles. The CIPR is best placed to ensure all comms and public affairs teams are transparent and ethical.
MPs and peers advising commercial clients should not be involved in any form of lobbying.
- John Lehal, MD, Insight Public Affairs.