Lobbying Scottish Parliament

Lobbying in Scotland from March 2018 – new rules briefing

The new lobbying rules in Scotland do not just apply to professional lobbyists. Face to face discussions about government functions with Scottish Government ministers, MSPS or senior civil servants will be  caught by the rules.  These discussions will need to be reported on the Lobbying Register. It’s straightforward to use the Lobbying Register but you need to know whether

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Regulating disruptive technology – are you an activist or a sceptic?

In his interview with the FT, published earlier this week, Jochen Homann, president of Germany’s Bundesnetzagentur or Federal Networks Authority, underlines his determination that US tech giants, such as Google and Facebook (and their services, such as Gmail and WhatsApp), should be regulated like conventional telecoms firms.  As he puts

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Scotch Whisky Association toasts success in Europe in “geographical indication” battle

In a decision that could have implications for many different products, the Scotch Whisky Association has won an important battle geographical indicators before the Court of Justice of the European Union. Fake, dangerous, whisky products The Scotch Whisky Association is an organisation based in Edinburgh, Scotland but operates all round

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