roger godsiffAs one signatory says, the time has come to “reveal the revolving doors between government and the City”. The Independent reports that the letter was prompted by the concern that:

“. . . the Lobbying Bill, currently going through Parliament, will not include any measures to monitor or make publicly transparent the constant lobbying activities of the office of the Remembrancer and his staff. Lord Bew is also being asked to examine meetings between representatives of City UK, a lobbying organisation closely linked to the City of London Corporation”.


letter lord bew extract

 The letter, which may be read in full here, has been signed by many organisations and individuals, including:

Roger Godsiff MP
Richard Murphy Tax Research UK
Michael Meacher MP
Neal Lawson, Compass
Professor Prem Sikka.
Caroline Lucas MP