PRCA Charity and Not-For-Profit Group comments on the Government's "anti-advocacy" proposals
Simon Francis, Co-Chair of the PRCA Charity and Not-For-Profit Group, commented on the Government's "anti-advocacy" proposals outlined at the weekend:
"Given the confusion that resulted from the introduction of the Lobbying Act, which sought to place restrictions on campaigners’ abilities to operate during election times, we would urge the Government to consult widely before introducing any further measures that may hamper free speech or constructive joint working with charities and not-for-profits."
According to the proposals, from May charities and organisations will no longer be allowed to spend taxpayers' money on lobbying ministers.
The National Council For Voluntary Organisations has also released a statement in response to these proposals.
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