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 »
Read about the debates over the bill which became the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014.
The new report from the Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement makes some valuable recommendations… … Read the full post »
Sir Stuart Etherington, the chief executive of NCVO, said he was pleased the government had listened and “significantly met” the concerns of charities and community groups. … Read the full post »
Neither the current rules regulating lobbying nor those controlling so-called ‘third party’ campaigning (i.e. by someone other than candidates or their parties) are extensive enough. Both need improving. … Read the full post »
The government’s proposed register of lobbyists will exclude most lobbyists as it excludes (1) those who are employed directly by a firm to lobby… … Read the full post »