Payment From Lobbying Groups

GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Account suspended) made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Work and Pensions

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GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Account suspended)

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Have any senior members or ministers with links to the Department of Works and Pensions received money from lobbying groups representing ATOS, UNUM, or any members of the Insurance Industry?

Have any senior members or ministers declared payments from any of the above?

If so please elucidate and explain why a conflict of interest was not declared.

Yours faithfully,


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B. Adams left an annotation ()

How about getting paid for lobbying your own department?

The work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith‘s longest-serving adviser is being paid by a thinktank Centre for Social Justice that he set up and which lobbies their department. His policy special adviser, Philippa Stroud, is being paid an income by the CSJ to be co-chair of its board of advisers. The arrangement was cleared by both her department and the Cabinet Office,

GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Account suspended) left an annotation ()

A Magic Roundabout of Corruption that starts and finishes at Westminster .......

"The septic tank that overfloweth"

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Please see the answer to 4 of your recent FOI requests


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