Association of Professional Political Consultants

Welcome to the website of the Association of Professional Political Consultants (APPC). The APPC is the self-regulatory body for UK public affairs practitioners. As well as its traditional membership base of consultancies, APPC membership is now available to trade associations, in-house PA teams and individuals.

The APPC has three main roles:

  1. To ensure transparency and openness by maintaining a register of political practitioners
  2. To enforce high standards by requiring members to adhere to a code of conduct
  3. To promote understanding of the public affairs sector, and the contribution made by political practitioners to a properly functioning democracy, amongst politicians, the media and others

Organisations using political consultants come from the voluntary, campaigning and public sectors, as well as from private industry. By employing consultancies which are members of the APPC they can be sure that their consultants operate within a strict ethical framework.

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