Are there any penalties if I don’t register?

Part 4 of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 sets out enforcement provisions, which will come into effect on 1 January 2017. The provisions contained in Part 4 give the Standards Commission the authority to investigate and prosecute contraventions of the Act and to levy fixed payment notices for late filing of lobbying returns. Section 19 of the Act gives the Standards Commission the power to investigate possible contraventions. Section 21 allows the Commission to levy fixed payment notices for certain contraventions of the legislation. Finally, Section 20 of the Act gives the Commission the authority to prosecute offences.

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