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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Paul Winter, chair, Winston's Wish

Winston’s Wish, the charity for bereaved children, is looking at whether it can step into the gap left by the closure of Noah’s Ark Trust and provide services to the children the charity helped.

Etherington says charities too often avoid merging until last minute

Chief executive of NCVO Sir Stuart Etherington has said that most charities only decide to merge when there is no other alternative because trustees don't want to confront the fact their charity is in trouble.

All charities urged to support at least one unemployed young person

Stephen Lloyd, partner at law firm Bates Wells and Braithwaite, has called on all charities to help combat youth unemployment by supporting one or more NEET (not employed, in education or in training) young person.

How to act in a crisis - kicking the rabbit habit

It may be natural to freeze in a crisis but Martin Farrell says that is exactly when the board needs to act.

It is incredibly important that charities raise larger concerns about broader issues, rather than only focusing on the immediate situation.

» Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

How to comply with the Bribery Act

The Bribery Act is now in force Sarah Rowley outlines how to avoid its pitfalls.

Martyn Lewis, chair, NCVO

Martyn Lewis, chair of NCVO, has said that both he and NCVO believe paying trustees is the wrong direction to take, and that people should celebrate the voluntary nature of trusteeship.

NCVO riots report calls for collaboration

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has published a report calling on community groups and statutory bodies to work together to prevent a repeat of last summer’s riots.

World's Biggest Bra

Civil society is a fascinating place, not just here in the UK but abroad too.  Here’s our pick of what’s been going on over the last week…

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