London, 27 April 2016
Responding to the Cabinet Office's announcement that it would be suspending its introduction of the "anti-lobbying" clause in Charity grant agreements, Simon Francis, Co-Chair of the PRCA Charity & Not-For-Profit Group and Founder Member of Campaign Collective said:
"We welcome the government's decision to suspend the introduction of this clause and to listen to the concerns of organisations delivering services to the public sector about the impact it would have had.
"However, this is just a temporary stay of execution and we would welcome the opportunity to discuss our concerns with the Cabinet Office."
The Cabinet Office have been invited to send a representative to the PRCA Charity & Not-For-Profit Group's workshop on threats facing charities on 18 May.
For more information and to sign up to the event visit: https://www.prca.org.uk/product.asp?cid=6&pid=4370
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.