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Who's Lobbying?

Who's Lobbying is a website where you can "access data about lobbying activity in the UK without having to poke around through dense, difficult-to-navigate websites and hard to find PDF documents. "

Who's Lobbying, describes its motivations for providing this information as being about:

  • Public Transparency - to give us easy access to information about who is trying to influence government.
  • Government Policy - to inform the UK government as to what information is and is not available, at a time when they are proposing to create a statutory register of lobbying activity.
  • Government Implementation - to show government how to put this type of information on the web in an easy to browse, consistent format.
  • Sustainability - to find a way to make this site financially sustainable.

When you look at details of lobbying meetings on this site and see that the most recent to be described are in 2010 don't think  'Who's Lobbying' is out of date or the website is no longer maintained:

Government departments are seven months late in publishing meeting reports. They are currently in breach of the Ministerial Code, pg 20, which states “Departments will publish, at least quarterly, details of Ministers’ external meetings”.

Details of lobbying meetings for government departments that MHFE members might be most interested in include:

 The people behind Who's Lobbying are Moving Flow, a small company dedicated to innovative web projects and opening up public data, and led by Rob McKinnon (a developer of TheyWorkForYou.co.nz).

Resource Type: 
Online resource
Resource Publisher: 
Moving Flow
Resource Year: 
2012
Resource Month: 
February
Resource Day: 
13