PCG Lobbying Advice
Lobbying is not just about Government,
but about your circle of contacts; Clients, Agents, Accountants,
other Representative Bodies, as well as other Contractors. For
this reason PCG offers Associate Membership to all interested
parties who agree with the fundamental aims of the organisation.
An important aspect of any campaign is
the impact of letters and contacts from the ‘grassroots’
– if you care enough about the situation and want to be
involved, the powers that be generally listen. For example,
PCG has had great success in educating many MPs about the
impact of IR35 – unfortunately not all of them have chosen
to take the message on board. Ultimately however, MPs are
elected to lobby government on behalf of their constituents,
so this is where the lobbying effort needs to start. A letter
from a concerned constituent will alert them to the impact
of any regulation changes.
A guide to writing letters to Members
of Parliament is available here.
The purpose of the
MP Database is to help members contact their MP easily and provides
a full archive of contacts with particular MPs. Please add all
letters sent and received as well as any meetings (including
your attempts to Green Card your MP) to help build up a comprehensive
There is a separate Lobbying board in
the discussion forum, which advises of the latest successes
and failures of members lobbying efforts. Members are posting
forthcoming meetings with their MPs, replies from their
lobbying efforts, and results of press articles on the attitudes
of MPs to IR35.
Visit the Discussion
Forum to find out more.
Fixed Term Working Directive
Sent to the Department of Trade & Industry
(DTi) on 29th May, 2001 the letter and attached appendix outlined
the PCG’s response to the proposed legislation to implement
the Fixed Term Working Directive (FTWD);
(PDF File) & Appendix
Draft Employment Agency Regulations