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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Baroness Barbara Young, CEO, Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK has set a target of halving the rate of increase of Type 2 diabetes and halving the complication rate for people with diabetes, within five years.

St Dunstan's rebrands to Blind Veterans UK

After nearly 100 years, St Dunstan's has launched a new brand and name change to Blind Veterans UK, with the help of civil society branding strategists Spencer du Bois.

Government asks Supreme Court for permission to appeal solar ruling

The Department for Energy and Climate Change has asked the Supreme Court for permission to appeal against the Court of Appeal’s decision on solar tariffs.

NCVO and Cass to host events for women CEOs

Six of the sector’s leading female chief executives have been chosen to take part in a series of events aimed at creating links between talent in the voluntary sector and FTSE company boards.

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

Hackney Lifeline strike cancelled after union negotiation

A proposed walkout by Hackney Lifeline staff has been called off after negotiations between senior management and Unite led to staff being handed a role in decision-making.

Hilary Greengrass, chief executive, CEBF

Applications to the Charity Employees Benevolent Fund have more than doubled on last year's figures and enquiries have increased tenfold, said its general manager Hilary Greengrass.

15 charities named 'New Radicals'

Nesta and the Observer have revealed their list of Britain’s 50 New Radicals with 15 registered charities or charity leaders making it on.

Increase in large charities leaving register

The number of large charities removed from the charity register has jumped 176 per cent since the start of the financial crisis, reports accountancy firm Wilkins Kennedy.

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