Commission guidance on EU referendum gets ‘helpful’ revision

The Charity Commission has provided “further clarity to EU referendum guidance” following strong sector criticism of its original version.

See VoluntaryNews previous article – ‘Charity Commission EU referendum “negative” guidance’ for background. Charity Commission news release or download the guidance (pdf, 165KB) direct.

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Public happy with charities in political process

The majority of the public (57%) is comfortable with charities engaging in the political process, according to new research from nfpSynergy.

The survey of a thousand adults was carried out before the government announced it would insert an anti-lobbying clause into all grant agreements – as reported in Third Force News.

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Getting to grips with Scottish lobbying law

Any organisation operating in Scotland wondering whether the new Scottish lobbying legislation will impact them should read the SCVO article ‘Will the Lobbying Bill affect me‘. This has five yes/no questions to determine the answer, and a rather longer Q&A on what happens next in bringing the law into play.

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Charity Commission EU referendum “negative” guidance

New regulatory guidance from the Charity Commission around charity engagement with the EU referendum is proving controversial.

The official news item says:

Political activity can be a legitimate activity for charities and some may want to engage with the referendum. However, the guidance sets out the threshold necessary to justify any charitable activity on this specific issue.

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