Minister for civil society backs campaigning as 'legitimate and valuable activity'

Minister for civil society backs campaigning as 'legitimate and valuable activity'

13 Oct 2015 | Governance | David Ainsworth

Rob Wilson, the minister for civil society, has given clear backing to charities’ right to campaign in a letter sent last week.


Minister for civil society backs campaigning as 'legitimate and valuable activity'

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Charities already register with the Charity Commission; the FRSB costs money that many small charities, doing God's and often the government's work, can ill afford; Olive Cooke did not kill herself over charity solicitations.

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Islamic Relief Worldwide saw its income rise to almost £100m in the year to December 2014, with a surge in voluntary giving more than cancelling out a large drop in institutional donations.

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