PRCA responds to the Hodgson Review on Third Party Campaigning
The PRCA Charity and Not-For-Profit Group gave evidence to the Hodgson Review of Third Party Election Campaigning during the 2015 General Election and have previously called for improvements in the legislation and the guidance.
Simon Francis, Co-Chair of the PRCA's Charity and Not-For-Profit Group and Founder Member of Campaign Collective, said:
"There is much to welcome in Lord Hodgson's findings. The thoroughness of his evidence gathering and the comprehensive nature of the report are signs that he has engaged with the real concerns of PRCA members and charities across the country.
"We will examine the findings in more detail, but we welcome the recommendations Lord Hodgson makes and would urge the government to act on them."
Who we are: Founded in 1969, the PRCA is a UK-based PR membership body, operating in 45 countries around the world. We represent in excess of 20,000 people across the whole range of the PR industry. The PRCA promotes all aspects of public relations and internal communications work, helping teams and individuals maximise the value they deliver to clients and organisations.
What we do: The Association exists to raise standards in PR and communications, providing members with industry data, facilitating the sharing of communications best practice and creating networking opportunities.
How we do it and make a difference: All PRCA members are bound by a professional charter and codes of conduct, and benefit from exceptional training. The Association also works for the greater benefit of the industry, sharing best practice and lobbying on the industry's behalf e.g. fighting the NLA's digital licence.
Who we represent: The PRCA currently has more than 350 agency members; over 250 in-house communications teams from multinationals, charities and leading public sector organisations; and thousands of individual members.