Lobbying Act comes into force today

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.


Lobbying Act comes into force today

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'Disparate' benevolent sector must come together

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Oxfam eBook

Oxfam has published a digital edition of its report, Growing a Better Future: Food Justice in a resource-constrained world, for Kindles and other readers, making it the first international non-governmental organisation to publish an eBook.

Dame Mary Marsh

The chief executive of the Daycare Trust, an RNIB trustee and Scope’s policy chief are among the 17 new Clore Social Fellows for 2012.

Kevin Waudby, founder of Good Innovation

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"Stick to their knitting". Who on earth do you think you are Mr Newmark. You've probably just plummeted the Conservative Party so far down the polls they'll never recover.

» Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

Charity Commission in Liverpool

A number of leading charity lawyers believe that the regulatory compliance cases conducted by the Charity Commission in recent years were unlawful – including the investigation into the Atlantic Bridge charity set up by Liam Fox MP.

Charity videos held back by cultural bias

Charities are not yet embracing online video as a way of communicating because of cultural hang-ups about the way to use the medium, an expert has told a conference in Holland.

Lord Hodgson of Astely Abbott

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbott, president of NCVO and chair of the Red Tape Task Force, has called on umbrella bodies, such as NCVO, Acevo and Navca, to set up and manage charity consortia which can bid for public sector contracts.

Kevin Curley, chief executive of Navca

Umbrella organisations fighting to maintain the six-month period in which to register their interest in buying community assets as part of the Localism Bill are celebrating success after the publication of the Bill following the House of Lords report stage.

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