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Overview

Lobbying Costs

900,000€ - 999,999€

Financial year: Apr 2022 - Mar 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

49

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    BT Group   (BT)

    EU Transparency Register

    00919034091-89 First registered on 30 Aug 2010

    Goals / Remit

    BT Group is the UK’s leading telecommunications and network provider and a leading provider of global communications services and solutions, serving customers across circa 180 countries. Its principal activities in the UK include the provision of fixed voice, mobile, broadband and TV (including Sport) and a range of products and services over converged fixed and mobile networks to consumer, business and public sector customers. For its global customers, BT provides managed services, security and network and IT infrastructure services to support their operations all over the world.

    British Telecommunications plc is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

    For the year ended 31 March 2022, BT Group’s reported revenue was £20,7bn with reported profit before taxation of £1,7bn.

    Main EU files targeted

    Our main focus is on the digital policy agenda, including the European data strategy, telecommunications, data protection, artificial intelligence, cyber security, and internet governance.

    We also follow wider EU policies covering the Internal Market, competition, innovation and trade.

    As a company head quartered in the UK and with a European-wide footprint serving businesses and governmental institutions with ICT solutions, we take a strong interest in the future EU-UK relationship.

    Given BT’s commitment to reduce its own and its customers’ CO2 emissions we take an active interest in the European energy and sustainability agenda.

    We further follow policies and activities to support digital skills.

    Address

    Head Office
    BT Group Braham Street
    London E1 8EE
    UNITED KINGDOM
    EU Office
    BT Group Braham Street
    London E1 8EE
    UNITED KINGDOM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    2

    Employment timeLobbyists
    75%1
    25%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    1

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 19 Jul 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Tilmann KUPFER 17 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2021
    Mr Henk Mannekens 17 Oct 2019 17 Oct 2020
    Mr Adrian WHITCHURCH 25 May 2019 23 May 2020
    Tilmann KUPFER 16 Jan 2019 21 Dec 2019
    Mr Henk Mannekens 19 Apr 2018 19 Apr 2019
    Mr Adrian WHITCHURCH 03 Mar 2018 02 Mar 2019
    Tilmann KUPFER 05 Dec 2017 02 Dec 2018
    Mr Laurence STONE 22 Mar 2017 21 Mar 2018
    Mr Adrian WHITCHURCH 23 Jan 2017 12 Jan 2018
    Tilmann KUPFER 10 Nov 2016 09 Nov 2017
    Mr Larry STONE 06 Apr 2016 30 Mar 2017
    Mr Adrian WHITCHURCH 22 Jan 2016 21 Jan 2017
    Tilmann KUPFER 10 Oct 2015 08 Oct 2016
    Mr Henk Mannekens 13 Mar 2015 11 Mar 2016
    Mr Larry STONE 21 Feb 2015 18 Feb 2016
    Mr Adrian WHITCHURCH 05 Dec 2014 03 Dec 2015
    Tilmann KUPFER 08 Oct 2014 03 Oct 2015
    Mr Adrian WHITCHURCH 15 Nov 2013 14 Nov 2014
    Tilmann KUPFER 18 Sep 2013 17 Sep 2014
    Tilmann KUPFER 18 Dec 2012 12 Sep 2013
    Tilmann KUPFER 15 Mar 2012 01 Oct 2012
    Mr Adrian WHITCHURCH 07 Feb 2012 01 Mar 2013
    Mrs Cécile PLAIDY 24 Jan 2012 01 Oct 2012

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Companies & groups

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    In 2022-2023, BT has been a member of the following organisations relevant to its European affairs and European regulatory work:

    British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium (BCCB)

    Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

    Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA)

    European Internet Forum (EIF)

    European Policy Centre (EPC)

    European Services Forum (ESF)

    European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO)

    GSM Association

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Apr 2022 - Mar 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    900,000€ - 999,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    900,000€ - 999,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A
    European Internet Forum

    Communication activities

    None

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    49 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 18 Nov 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Markets Act
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Jun 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject 5G and security of supply chains
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Vivian Loonela (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Jan 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Security issues
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Julian King
      Portfolio Security Union
      Attending
      • Julian King (Commissioner)
    • Date 06 Nov 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Telecoms developments in UK, such as fibre, USO and 5G
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Kamila Kloc (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 Feb 2018 Location Barcelona
      Subject Code, ePrivacy, Net neutrality
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Juhan Lepassaar (Cabinet member)
      • Kamila Kloc (Cabinet member)
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 Dec 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Data Flows in Trade Agreements
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Attending
      • Kaius Kristian Hedberg (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 29 Nov 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject digital and telecom single market; broadband; cybersecurity
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Attending
      • Eric Peters (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 Sep 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Meeting with British Telecom concerning digital transformation of industry
      DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Attending
      • Lowri Evans (Director-General)
    • Date 21 Feb 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Telecom
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Julian King
      Portfolio Security Union
      Attending
      • Severine Wernert (Cabinet member)
    • Date 21 Feb 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Trade in Telecommunications, the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC), and regulatory issues
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Attending
      • Pedro Velasco Martins (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Feb 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Cybersecurity
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Julian King
      Portfolio Security Union
      Attending
      • Julian King (Commissioner)
    • Date 07 Feb 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Trade in general, making the case for trade and fighting protectionism
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Attending
      • Maria Asenius (Cabinet member)
      • Jon Nyman (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Jan 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject UK and EU electronic communications review
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Kamila Kloc (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Jan 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject BT presenting their approach to innovation and R&D
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Carlos Moedas
      Portfolio Research, Science and Innovation
      Attending
      • Alfredo Sousa De Jesus (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Jan 2017 Location Davos
      Subject Outlook for the EU
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Attending
      • Frans Timmermans (First Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 30 Nov 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject BT Group's education and apprenticeship activities
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Patricia Reilly (Cabinet member)
    • Date 29 Nov 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Skills and pensions
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Marianne Thyssen
      Portfolio Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility
      Attending
      • Julie Fionda (Cabinet member)
    • Date 29 Nov 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Consummer law
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Nov 2016 Location BXL
      Subject DSM
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Anna Herold (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Oct 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Pauline Rouch (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Oct 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject telecom policy
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
      • Markus Schulte (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Oct 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject The meeting covered topics related to Telecomm and to ICT (in particular IT skills, 5G, and big data).
      DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Attending
      • Lowri Evans (Director-General)
    • Date 27 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Telecom review, portability, DSM
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Kamila Kloc (Cabinet member)
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
    • Date 27 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Working lunch on Telecom reforms and roaming
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Kamila Kloc (Cabinet member)
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 05 Jul 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Telecom review framework - UK regulatory developments - Content portability - US access
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      Attending
      • Roberto Viola (Director-General)
    • Date 24 May 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Skills
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Hanna Hinrikus (Cabinet member)
      • Vivian Loonela (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Apr 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject telecom policy
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Apr 2016 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject EU Telecoms Framework legislation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Attending
      • Kevin O'Connell (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Apr 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Telco review
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Kamila Kloc (Cabinet member)
    • Date 14 Apr 2016 Location Lech
      Subject telecom review
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 15 Mar 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Pauline Rouch (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 22 Jan 2016 Location Davos
      Subject Competitiveness, digital single market, retail financial services, CMU
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jonathan Hill
      Portfolio Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Jonathan Hill (Commissioner)
    • Date 21 Jan 2016 Location Davos
      Subject DSM
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 13 Jan 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright, portability, EU telecoms review
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
      • Kamila Kloc (Cabinet member)
    • Date 24 Nov 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Commission's new trade strategy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Attending
      • Maria Asenius (Cabinet member)
      • Christian Burgsmueller (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 Oct 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Skills, Apprenticeships
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Marianne Thyssen
      Portfolio Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility
      Attending
      • Julie Fionda (Cabinet member)
    • Date 01 Sep 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject NIS, TSM, UK telco market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Kamila Kloc (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Jul 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Telecommunications Policy
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Markus Schulte (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Jul 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM and H2020
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      Attending
      • Robert Madelin (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 Apr 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Markus Schulte (Cabinet member)
      • Eric Mamer (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 14 Apr 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM, TSM, review of access regulation, consolidation of the telcoms sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Kamila Kloc (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Key trade dossiers, including TTIP and TISA
      DG Trade
      Attending
      • Jean-Luc Demarty (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 10 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market, Juncker Priorities
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      Attending
      • Robert Madelin (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 24 Feb 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
    • Date 04 Feb 2015 Location BXL
      Subject DSM
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Anna Herold (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 03 Feb 2015 Location Belgium, Brussels, BERL
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jonathan Hill
      Portfolio Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Sebastian Kuck (Cabinet member)
    • Date 29 Jan 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Pauline Rouch (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 23 Jan 2015 Location Davos, Switzerland
      Subject Investment plan
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Edward Bannerman (Cabinet member)
      • Jyrki Katainen (Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 09 Dec 2014 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
      • Eric Mamer (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
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