Update on the lobbying law

NCVO has a short update (dated 25th September) on developments around the lobbying legislation rapidly passing through Parliament. They are calling on government to meet a range of organisations from the sector, alongside NCVO, the Electoral Commission and the Charity Commission, to ensure any suggested new wording is fit for purpose. It appears generally agreed that the new rules should not adversely affect charities and voluntary organisations that are simply active in trying to change policy for the advancement of their own mission. Third Sector news item http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/news/1213396.

Meanwhile ACEVO, the charity chief executives body, has called for the government to halt the bill to allow for proper pre-legislative scrutiny.

A slightly older piece from The Guardian (13th September) ‘The problems posed by the lobbying bill are not completely solved’.