Read about the debates over the bill which became the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014.


Charity “stunned” as Charity Commission opposes exemption from controversial legislation

An amendment that would have removed charities from the Lobbying Bill and the Political Parties Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (PPERA) was torpedoed by the Charity Commission in a key debate in the House of Lords on Wednesday night. … Read the full post »


The plan to fix the lobbying bill will entrench the flaws in election expense rules

The new report from the Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement makes some valuable recommendations for improving the controversial Transparency in Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill. However, two of its proposals – made for understandable reasons – risk entrenching flaws with existing legislation. First, there is the deeply flawed exclusion of … Read the full post »