lobbying

  • January 22, 2014

    A poll of lobbyists found that only four per cent believe that the lobbying bill will increase transparency. This widely-criticised measure may block voluntary and community organisations and trade unions from flagging up public concerns. But clearly it will not achieve what is supposed to be its main purpose – making lobbying more transparent.

  • January 21, 2014

    The UK government has suffered another serious defeat in the Lords on its Lobbying Bill, head of a big Commons vote.

  • January 21, 2014

    Stung by the overwhelming criticism of its chaotic and deeply flawed Lobbying Bill, the government is continuing to manoeuvre hard to get it through without major changes at the last minute - but NGOs

  • January 16, 2014

    The Lords vote to overturn one major remaining problems in the Lobbying Bill is important but further improvement is vital, says Christian Aid.

  • January 16, 2014

    Even with the changes agreed as result of the Report Stage in the House of Lords this week, the UK government's Lobbying Bill remains a huge restriction on civil society campaigning compared to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.

  • January 16, 2014
  • January 16, 2014

    Voluntary groups are calling on the government to reconsider its Lobbying Bill following a major defeat in the House of Lords last night.

  • January 15, 2014

    There has been a united, determined campaign against the gagging impact of the Lobbying Bill on the part of voluntary groups and NGOs. Some will therefore think it a shame that a minority of charities, and the Charities Aid Foundation, have at this late stage chosen the path of seeking exemptions for themselves rather than focussing on the wider considerations.

  • January 15, 2014

    A series of amendments are being tabled to the Lobbying Bill by Lord Harries today (15 January 2014), for which we offer a full briefing below.

  • January 15, 2014

    As the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill comes up for the final votes at Westminster this week, an advert is appearing in The Times newspaper – supported by Ekklesia and 100 other civil society organisations – drawing parliamentarians' attention to the huge concern about this bill across the voluntary sector, and highlighting the 164,000+ members of the public who have signed it in just a few days.