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Campaign guidance

Finance | 1 Nov 2004

The Charity Commission has published new guidance on how to campaign and undertake political activities. After extensive consultation this revised guidance aims to make it clear to charities that they have flexibility to campaign in support of their aims. Previously, the Commission's approach was more cautionary and charities may not have been aware of the scope they had for campaigning.

Richard Davidson, Cancer Research UK's head of public affairs, said: "The clarity in this document removes the uncertainty that was preventing charities from fulfilling the opportunities open to them in campaigning and political activities. Due to the high levels of trust and confidence that charities enjoy, it is essential that their role in campaigning is not stifled."

CC9, Political Activities and Campaigning by Charities is available at www.charitycommission.gov.uk under Publications.

 

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