EU referendum: Scottish charities advice, wildlife impact

The charity regulator north of the border has issued its own guidance for how Scottish charities can engage with the European Union referendum, with a somewhat more positive approach than its southerly neighbour.

“Reflecting the Regulator’s well-received guidance for charities during the Scottish independence referendum, the new guidance sets out for those running the country’s 24,000 charities what they must consider if they intend to campaign or make public statement in the run-up to the poll on 23 June.”

OSCR news item or go direct download link to ‘Guidance for charity trustees on the European Union referendum‘ (pdf, 68KB).

Third Sector has a related editorial ‘The curious case of the referendum guidance‘.

Environmental impact

Recent sector input to the referendum debate includes a 100-page paper from the Institute for European Environmental Policy, produced in collaboration with the Wildlife Trusts, RSPB and WWF. It outlines the consequences for wildlife in the case of the UK leaving the European Union.

Read Civil Society News or IIEP’s own news item, with link to the report (pdf, 1.6MB).

Further reading

Our earlier piece ‘Charity Commission EU referendum “negative” guidance‘ includes voices from other green groups, international charities and community action.