The public needs to see who we are and better understand what we do. A statutory register of all lobbyists would give the public the chance to find out for themselves and let us and our activities be judged and scrutinised. With confidence in politics at such a low ebb, it would be at least a start.
It's a week now since technology giant Hewlett Packard (HP) tore up their plan to send 200 IT support jobs for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) offshore to India. Faced with the target of a 40 per cent cut in department costs it seems the DWP was willing to 'offshore' the jobs to a lower cost location, but as the celebrations die down have any jobs really been saved?