Public Affairs Board welcomes proposed lobbying code consultation

The Public Affairs Board – representing a majority of organisations declaring a code of conduct on the Register of Consultant Lobbyists – has welcomed proposals for a new consultation on codes and their relevancy to lobbying. In answer to a question from Jon Trickett MP about codes of conduct and the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists, Kevin Foster MP, Interim Parliamentary Secretary (Minister for the Constitution), Cabinet Office, noted that it was for the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists to determine whether a code of conduct that a registrant…

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PRCA: “We will take decisive action against sexual harassment”

The PRCA has announced that it will take decisive action against members who fail to address allegations of sexual harassment, reflecting its commitment to promoting ethical and professional standards. This announcement comes after joint research conducted by PRCA, PRWeek, and Women in PR, revealing that 25% of respondents have experienced some sort of sexual harassment in the last year, with 9% saying they have been sexually harassed in the last month. When asked who had committed this behaviour, 31% said that it was a senior person in their organisation but…

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PR and Communications Census 2019: “Time for real change”

The PRCA’s PR and Communications Census 2019 has revealed that the industry has made little progress in diversity since 2018. The ethnic makeup of the industry has remained the same since 2018 – 89% of the industry is White (80% White British and 9% Other White). The number of Non-White ethnic PR professionals has increased by 1% to 10% this year. Social mobility has improved slightly, 13% of PR professionals said their households received income support, and 11% said they received free school meals. Both statistics are up by 1%.…

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PRCA announces new Diversity Award for National Awards

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has announced a new Diversity Award category for the National Awards 2019. This award recognises PR agencies or in-house PR teams championing diversity, inclusivity, and change within the industry. This could include both internal or client work to attract and retain a more diverse workforce, to ensure that talent from all backgrounds is reaching leadership levels, or to engage with, and learn from, diverse audiences in new ways that deliver measurable communications or business success. The winning entry will show clear evidence of…

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PRHK and PRCA sign agreement for international cooperation

PRHK, representing PR and communications practitioners in Hong Kong, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for mutual cooperation with the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA), representing practitioners in the UK, Middle East & North Africa, and Southeast Asia. PRHK is Hong Kong’s industry organisation for PR and communications professionals. It represents, champions, promotes and supports the Hong Kong public relations and communications industry, its professionals, its affiliates, its academic institutions and their students. Established in 2001, PRHK is a forum for discussion, learning and networking; an advocate for the…

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