Climbdown viewed as ‘humiliating’ after MPs claimed vested interests were being let off the hook
Labour plans to rein in energy lobbyists as analysis shows ministers have met with energy giants five times more often than with consumer groups
Tobacco giant ‘spent over €1m lobbying MEPs’ before key vote
The cleanest money in British politics is the subscriptions that trade unions collect from their members and pass to the Labour party, the TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady claims.
Regulations 'would effectively make it illegal' for TUC to organise conference in election run-up
New scrutiny for legislation regarded as a joke within £2bn industry
For the right price, sponsors can leave a flyer on his duvet at the Tory party conference
Inside Whitehall: It’s a bill that nobody wants, being reluctantly promoted by a government that didn’t want to do anything in the first place
Prime Minister is under pressure over his strategist’s potential conflict of interest
The median voter has no idea who this supposed magician might be
'Being an MP should not be a sideline. It's a privilege and a duty,' says Labour leader
After three years of delay, the Coalition is promising a statutory register of lobbyists
A Dutch appeals court has lifted a ban on an organisation which lobbies for the legalisation of sex between adults and children, after finding that the group was not breaking any laws in The Netherlands.
The courts will soon decide the future of Portsmouth and Coventry, rivals joined in uncertainty
Sir Alex Ferguson has barred the Independent from his Carrington press conferences after a report by one our writers detailed his fall-out with Rooney
A Republican stalwart, now 80, has owned up to a 1970s liaison with the daughter of a colleague