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    5 Reasons To Stop Secret Corporate Lobbying

    The Open Knowledge Foundation has just launched a petition calling on the UK government to stop secret corporate lobbying. In its current form the government's proposed lobbying bill (which is currently going through parliament) will let the vast majority of corporate lobbyists off the hook. Here are five reasons why we think this needs to change. If you agree with us, then please sign and share the petition!

    1. Corporate lobbying is stalling government action on climate change

    2. Big banks are spending millions lobbying to stop reforms aimed at preventing future financial crises

    3. Big energy companies are lobbying to scrap government plans to tackle energy prices, climate change and more

    4. Big consultancies push for laws which favour their corporate clients and take home over £500 million a year in government contracts

    5. The government's proposed lobbying bill would keep the vast majority of corporate lobbying secret