Association of Professional Political Consultants Scotland
The Scottish branch of the Association of Professional Political Consultants.
Conflict of interest concerns
- For example, most APPC Scotland member agencies have offices both in Brussels and London, and are affiliated to, or owned by, communications conglomerates with a global reach. Scotland is merely a local outpost of the global communications economy. Of the eight lobbying companies with offices in Scotland who are members of the APPC, six are owned by multinational communication conglomerates with global reach:
- These corporations have their own interests across the media and communication industries. One of the key concerns for the future is the extent to which their activities in differing branches of the communication industries might involve a conflict of interest.
Chairs of the APPCS
- ^ Miller, David, Schlesinger, P. and Dinan, W. (2000) Submission to Standards Committee Consultation on Lobbying the Scottish Parliament, 28 February. Discussion Paper. Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, UK.