About the Event
The Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 will come into effect on March 12, 2018.
Lobbying can come in many forms and from a range of individuals and organisations. It plays an essential role in informing and influencing decisions within parliament and government. The intention of the Act is to increase public transparency about regulated lobbying.
Regulated lobbying means face-to-face communication (including video calls) discussing Scottish Government or parliamentary functions with: MSPs, Scottish Government Ministers, special advisors and the Scottish Government’s Permanent Secretary. It does not matter where or when this communication takes place, it could be at a social occasion as well as in a professional setting.
With housing high on the political agenda, to find out what the implications are for your association and your board when it comes to meeting MSPs and Ministers, come along to SFHA’s information session. .
Is this event for you?
In this sessions SFHA Policy Adviser Shona Mitchell will cover what instances of lobbying are registerable – as well as those which come under one of the many exemptions.
The register is now live for a familiarisation period ahead of the Act’s implementation in March and at the session we will also demonstrate how to make a return to the register.
Feedback on the day will also allow us to raise any concerns with the Lobbying Register team in advance of the commencement of the Act.
Taking place at the SFHA Offices in Glasgow on 18 January 2018, it will begin at 10.00am and will conclude at around 11.45am. Refreshments will be available on arrival from 9.30am.
How to book
9.30am Refreshments available
10.00am Session begins
11.45am Event concludes