Our work in this area

As the bank of choice for 26 million people and businesses across a range of historic brands, Lloyds Banking Group touches nearly every community and household in the UK.

We are often approached by politicians and other policymakers to provide our views and help shape public policy.

We do that by engaging with elected representatives at every level, including Parliament, the devolved institutions and local government, as well as civil servants, regulators, trade associations and think tanks.

We do this in a way that is consistent with our values and that meets the expectations of society.

Public policy

We want to play our role in Helping Britain Prosper. Our thematic priorities are:

  • Providing access to good and sustainable housing.
  • Enabling the transition to net zero.
  • Accelerating regional development across the UK.
  • Building financial resilience and inclusion.
  • Being a leader in inclusion and diversity.

We provide politicians and policymakers with briefings on these topics and insights from our business. 

 

Constituency insight

We publish regular factsheets for all 650 UK parliamentary constituencies which provide information about our presence and activity in each constituency, economic statistics and details of our responsible business agenda in the local community.

Find your constituency factsheet

Group Ambassador Programme


Our Ambassadors are senior leaders from across the Group who represent us in all the nations and regions of the UK. Their role is to help us better understand the specific needs and interests of the places they represent and make sure we are doing what we can to support their nation or region.

They engage with politicians, business leaders, local authorities and charities – among others – to raise awareness about the Group’s activity in the nation or region, and to discuss how we can work together to help the communities and businesses of the UK prosper.

Tom Martin

Tom Martin       

 

East

 

Follow Tom on X

Esther Dijkstra

Esther Dijkstra

 

South East

 

Follow Esther on X

Simon Kenyon

 

London

 

Follow Simon on X

Jackie Leiper

Jackie Leiper

 

Scotland

 

Follow Jackie on X

Andrew Asaam

Andrew Asaam

 

Midlands

 

Follow Andrew on X

Rebecca Heaton

Rebecca Heaton

 

Wales

 

Follow Rebecca on X

Mark Burton

Mark Burton

 

Yorkshire and The Humber

 

Follow Mark on X

Emily Cox

 

North

 

Follow Emily on X

Jenny Burnside

Jenny Burnside

 

Northern Ireland

 

Follow Jenny on X

Nicola Littlejohn

Nicola Littlejohn

 

South West

 

Follow Nicola on X

Research, legislation and how we work with others

Trade associations

We are a member of various trade associations which seek to represent their members and shape the banking industry’s or financial services sector’s collective response to regulatory and public policy issues. The main associations in which we participate are listed below:

Agencies

We retain the services of a number public affairs agencies for the purposes of political monitoring and/or strategic advice.

The agencies we work with are members of the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA), and the services provided are recorded on the PRCA’s Public Affairs Register.

The activities of other organisations and agencies which provide strategic advice and lobbying are recorded by the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists.

Political donations and expenditure

Political donations and expenditure are governed by legislation with which we and our employees must comply. It is our policy not to make political donations to, or campaign on behalf of, any political party in any country.

The Companies Act 2006 sets out what constitutes political donations and expenditure. The definitions are drawn widely and may cover activities that are an accepted part of engaging with our stakeholders but are not designed to support any political party or to influence public support for any political party. As such, at each Lloyds Banking Group Annual General Meeting we seek authority from shareholders to incur political expenditure up to a predetermined limit. This authority is a precautionary measure to ensure that we can continue to support our communities and put forward our views without inadvertently breaching the legislation.

The Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016

The Act provides a definition of ‘regulated lobbying’ and requires that anyone who engages in regulated lobbying records details of their activities on the official Lobbying Register of the Scottish Parliament. The website of the Lobbying Register offers a searchable record of our entries.

News and insight


The latest news, expertise and thought leadership from the Group.

 

Launching a new digital product: Ready-Made Pension

14 May 2024 | Jackie Leiper

Pensions Group news

Find out how our new Ready-Made Pension offers customers more control over their future finances.

Read Jackie's article

Building financial confidence – supporting young adults in the 2020s

8 May 2024 | Sam Clark

Financial wellbeing

For twentysomethings in the 2020s, a unique combination of financial pressures is having an impact on their financial stability, confidence, and ability to plan for the long-term.

Read Sam's article
 

What is data literacy and why is it important?

 24 April 2024 | Josh Cunningham

Digital technology

Data is now more integrated into our personal and professional lives than it's ever been – from how we watch movies, listen to music and even create products; data is integral.

Read Josh's article