• April 8, 2018

    An online survey is being used to assess the impact of the Lobbying Act on campaigning organisations in the charity and voluntary sector.

  • March 23, 2018

    The Electoral Reform Society says an urgent review of political campaign regulation is needed in light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

  • January 19, 2018

    A survey has found that government measures such as the Lobbying Act have had a chilling effect on campaigning by charities and voluntary organisations.

  • March 23, 2015

    New rules aimed at preventing civil servants from speaking to the media without ministers’ approval have been strongly criticised. They follow a drive to gag charities receiving public funding.

  • January 31, 2014

    While the government has had its way overall, as parliamentary arithmetic finally dictates, the 130 NGOs gathered under the banner of the Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement (CCSDE) won some very significant concessions from government earlier in the process, as a direct result of their campaign.

  • September 5, 2013

    The government's new lobbying bill has united charities, unions and other NGOs - as well as civil rights activists - in condemnation for measures that will do too little to combat serious corporate interference in politics, but will provide the pretext to limit and intimidate legitimate policy-based work by non-government and non-party political bodies.

  • August 28, 2008

    People in Britain rate committed campaigners such as Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King far more highly than celebrities such as Sir Bob Geldof and Angelina Jolie, a recent YouGov poll commissioned by Christian Aid shows.

  • October 3, 2007

    Saving the environment is a serious business – but you can still have a laugh doing it. That’s the message of UK development agency Christian Aid in launching a couple of hilarious YouTube videos aimed at getting people to take up the eco-challenge with a smile on their faces.