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Profile of registrant

BT Group plc

Identification number in the register: 00919034091-89
Registration date: 30/08/10 17:34:52

The information on this organisation was last modified on 05/09/13 11:23:57
The date of the last annual update was 14/08/13 10:42:39

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: BT Group plc
Acronym: BT
Legal status: Public Limited Company
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Companies & groups

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Larry Stone
Position: President Group Public and Government Affairs

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Whitchurch Adrian
Position: VP European Affairs

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 81 BT Centre Newgate Street
London EC1A 7AJ
Telephone number: (+44) 20 7356 5000
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: BT Brussels
40 Rue Montoyer
Brussels 1000
+32 2 2371715

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Retail, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2013, BT Group’s reported revenue was £18,103m1 with reported profit before taxation of £2,315m1.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) 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 stock exchanges in London and New York.

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BT consists of several lines of business:

• BT Retail - serves business and residential customers and is the prime channel to market for other BT businesses.
• BT Wholesale - runs BT's networks and provides network services and solutions to other communication companies.
• BT Global Services - BT's global managed services and solutions provider, serves multi-site organisations worldwide.
• BT Innovate and Design - BT Group’s IT design and delivery business.
• BT Operate - deploys and runs communications services for customers over BT's core network and systems.
• Openreach - owns, maintains and develops the access network that links homes and businesses to the networks of Britain's communications providers.

BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.
Registered Office: 81 Newgate Street, London, EC1A 7AJ
Registered in England and Wales No. 4190816
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 5
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Tilmann KUPFER 18/09/13 16/09/14
Adrian WHITCHURCH 15/11/13 13/11/14


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Our main focus is on Information Society related policies, such as the European Digital Agenda, the e-communications framework and related follow-up, data protection, intellectual property, cyber security, consumer policy and internet governance.

We also follow wider EU policies including the Internal Market (Single Market Action Plan), competition, innovation and economic relations with the EU’s major trading partners, such as bilateral with the US, Japan, India or Brazil and multilaterally at the level of the WTO.

As a provider of the UK’s largest occupational pension fund, we also take an interest in the EU’s pension policy. Given BT’s strong commitment to reduce CO2 emissions we take an active interest in Climate Change policy and Green ICT and energy efficiency debate.

For further information on our European Affairs team as well as our recent and current positions on legislative proposals and other EU initiatives important to BT please go to:

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

In 2012-2013, 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)

Business for New Europe (BNE)

German Association for Information Technology, Telecommunication and New Media (BITKOM)

Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

Centre for European Reform (CER)

European Competitive
Telecommunication Association (ECTA)

European Internet Foundation (EIF)

European Policy Centre (EPC)

European Policy Forum (EPF)

European Services Forum (ESF)

Friends of Europe

Kangaroo Group

Transatlantic Business Council (TABC was TABD and EABC)

Financial data

Financial year: 04/2012 - 03/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 900,000 €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 36,000,000 €
Grants: 15,200,000 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

BT supplies managed networked IT services to multinational corporations, domestic businesses, non-governmental organisations and local, national and international government bodies, including the European institutions.

We also participate in EU funded R&D projects and we are involved in the roll-out of broad band in some regions benefitting from EU funding. While we do not receive the latter funding directly, but via the regional governments, we included those in the ‘Grants’ mentioned above.

N.B. the numbers are for our financial year running from 04/2012 to 03/2013 and represent an indicative calculation based on the data we were able to collect in house.

Our declared EU Affairs budget is for the same period and represents the proportional share in working time, office space and other spending, which occurs in lobbying the European Institutions. It also comprises membership fees (or where appropriate the relevant share of) in organisations and payments for consultants supporting our lobbying activities at EU level.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.