Lobbying Act — what you need to know
By Adam Williams
Since being introduced, the Lobbying Bill has provoked a strong reaction within the sector. With the bill receiving Royal Assent on 30 January 2014, what are the key things you need to know about this new legislation and what impact is it likely to have?
Since the Transparency Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill was first introduced last July, there has been widespread concern within the sector as to what impact it will have.
In a nutshell, the bill, referred to by critics as the ‘Gagging Bill’, places restrictions on political activity by non-party organisations in the year running up to a general election. Many charities fear this will prevent them from being able to speak out on important issues during an election year…
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