Time to support campaign against lobbying restrictions

Sector umbrella bodies, and others, have continued to campaign against proposed rules on “non-party campaigning” in the lobbying and transparency legislation recently introduced to Parliament. The second reading of the Bill is on 3rd September, and organisations can still add their support to the campaign – see NCVO page.

WCVA (Wales) news item http://www.wcva.org.uk/about-us/news/2013/08/lobbying-bill-brings-new-problems, NICVA (N Ireland) , SCVO (Scotland) http://www.scvo.org.uk/uncategorized/blog-charities-wont-be-silenced/, and NCVO (England) on the letter it has written, backed by a range of charities.

Civil Society Media coverage http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/news/content/15930/, plus a more recent piece including view of the Electoral Commission and some government reaction http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/news/content/15943/.