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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Independent financial advisers plan new charity

A team of nine independent financial advisers is planning to set up a new financial education charity.

Tom McGrath, Chief Charity Commissioner, Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has welcomed a Department for Social Development statement that will finally allow it to register the estimated 7,000 – 10,000 Northern Ireland charities.

National Citizen Service considers new types of providers

Participants in the government's flagship National Citizen Service volunteering scheme will undertake a three-week volunteering programme, rather than the six-week term promoted during the pilot phase, according to the Cabinet Office's latest announcement.

Geoff Burnand, co-founder of Investing for Good

Investing for Good, the social investment outfit that is behind the Scope charity bond, is to pursue a merger with the Social Investment Business after a proposed merger with Charity Bank fell through.

With comments like those, maybe he should resign.

» Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

Ian Wardle, Lifeline chief executive

Hackney Lifeline staff have voted to strike for two days after their services were altered and employees had to reapply for new roles within the organisation.

Sir Stuart Etherington, CEO, NCVO

Sir Stuart Etherington is concerned that the delivery of public services may eventually be limited to only a small number of large-scale providers, effectively creating a ‘fourth sector’.

Welsh equality charity Awema to close after losing government funding

The board of Welsh equality charity Awema has announced it will manage “an orderly exit” for the organisation, following the Welsh government’s decision to terminate all funding for the charity.

Stroud Against Cuts march. Image copyright - Matt Archibald

The legal case against NHS Gloucestershire’s plans to transfer primary health services to a community interest company has been settled out of court, with the NHS promising to look again at the options.

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