Lobbying Act comes into force today
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Lobbying Act comes into force today

19 Sep 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

The Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 comes into force today, which limits the amount charities can spend on campaigning in the lead-up to the general election.

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