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Matt Hancock forced to apologise to MPs for breach of lobbying rules
Former health secretary given rap on knuckles for ‘lack of attention’ to MPs’ code of conduct

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

05, Jun, 2023 @3:35 PM

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The CBI’s boss must battle not just its culture, but the competition too
Rain Newton-Smith hopes to reanimate the scandal-plagued British lobby group this week: but is it still even a necessary voice?

Heather Stewart

03, Jun, 2023 @11:05 PM

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Ladbrokes owner funded ‘dishonest’ lobbying against gambling reforms
MP says campaign by Players’ Panel, funded by Entain, urging people to write to their MP was shameful

Rob Davies

21, May, 2023 @12:47 PM

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Covid contracts: messages reveal extent of Tory donor access to Matt Hancock
Two major donors used ministerial access to promote firms offering Covid services with which they were involved

Felicity Lawrence

18, May, 2023 @1:28 PM

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Unlicensed ‘bank’ CEO’s Commons invite stokes access concerns
Vulnerability of MPs’ groups to influence of private firms highlighted by appearance at blockchain inquiry

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

09, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Labour criticised for giving global banks access to parliament
Exclusive: HSBC and NatWest staffers seconded to shadow business secretary Jonathan Reynolds’s team

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

07, May, 2023 @1:52 PM

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Tory MP lobbied minister on behalf of casino over gambling laws
Philip Davies lobbied culture minister to include measure after being entertained at Mayfair casino

Rob Davies

03, May, 2023 @8:23 PM

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Revealed: senior Tory MP was paid £2,000 a month by lobbying firm
Bim Afolami ran a group calling for Rishi Sunak to overhaul the UK’s regulatory system

Rowena Mason and Aubrey Allegretti

03, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Royals cashing in on gifts – surely that's unseemly for a modern monarchy? | Duncan Hames
The perception of corruption is undermining Britain. King Charles should lead by example, says Duncan Hames, director of policy at Transparency International UK

Duncan Hames

13, Apr, 2023 @5:54 PM

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Scott Benton is no anomaly – these MP lobbying scandals won't stop without tough new rules | Gina Miller
The MP’s suspension comes in a long line of corruption scandals. But stringent measures could finally clean up Westminster, says transparency campaigner Gina Miller

Gina Miller

07, Apr, 2023 @10:09 AM

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Gambling industry increased spending on MPs tenfold in five years, data shows
Exclusive: with gambling white paper imminent, Guardian analysis shows sector pays out tens of thousands of pounds a year

Kiran Stacey and Peter Walker

06, Apr, 2023 @6:58 PM

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Tory MP Scott Benton has whip suspended after newspaper sting
Blackpool South MP reportedly offered to lobby on behalf of gambling industry and leak confidential document

Aubrey Allegretti and Donna Ferguson

05, Apr, 2023 @9:32 PM

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