PRCA responds to The Conservative Party Manifesto
Following the launch of The Conservative Party Manifesto, Francis Ingham MPRCA, PRCA Director General said:
"The Conservative Party's commitment to 'transform how mental health is regarded in the workplace' fits very well with our desire to address this vital issue facing our industry, and therefore we applaud it. As indeed we do the renewed commitment to high-quality apprenticeships and addressing the gender pay gap - issues close to the PRCA's heart.
"We are disappointed however that lobbying regulation has not been adddressed. Our view remains consistent -current lobbying regulation is unfit for purpose. The lobbying regulator's remit should be expanded to cover all of those who lobby, rather than excluding the vast majority of the industry -in-house practitioners. In the absence of that change, the lobbying regulator serves no useful purpose whatsoever."
About the PRCA
Who we are: Founded in 1969, the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) is a UK-based PR and communications membership body, operating in 49 countries around the world. We represent in excess of 20,000 people across the whole range of the PR and communications industry. The PRCA promotes all aspects of public relations and communications work, helping teams and individuals maximise the value they deliver to clients and organisations.
What we do: The Association exists to raise standards in PR and communications, providing members with industry data, facilitating the sharing of communications best practice and creating networking opportunities.
How we do it and make a difference: All PRCA members are bound by a professional charter and codes of conduct, and benefit from exceptional training. The Association also works for the greater benefit of the industry, sharing best practice and lobbying on the industry's behalf e.g. fighting the NLA's digital licence.