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Will Extinction Rebellion mark the start of more direct action?

April 26, 2019

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Environment protests have reached a new level with Extinction Rebellion in 33 countries. Now, the tactics used could inspire a new wave of radical protest.

Can people power save the United Kingdom?

March 27, 2019

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The impact of the United Kingdom's crooked 2016 referendum to leave the European Union is fast unravelling as "Brexit" looms, but there's a chance that people power could just save the country from an uncertain future.

Campaigners mustn’t feel chilled by the Lobbying Act

July 16, 2018

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The turmoil in British politics increases daily – and with it the possibility of a General Election within the next 12 months. Such an election would mean that any activity currently underway which could be seen as influencing the way people vote would be covered by the Lobbying Act and Electoral Commission’s regulations. Recent research from the Sheila […]

Charities must have the freedom to campaign

January 17, 2018

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Charities have a vital role to play in campaigning for positive social change as they are well placed to spot the unintended consequences of legislation and can highlight gaps that risk leaving sections of our society behind. Even the Charity Commission for England and Wales acknowledges that while charities must be independent from party politics […]

Integration and reputation: sector wide fundraising goals for 2018

December 18, 2017

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2017 should be seen as a turning point in the role of fundraisers in charities and not for profits. It is the year that the negative headlines of the past can be put behind the sector and a new relationship with donors can be moved forward. At the heart creating this turning point is the […]

No room for complacency in Bell Pottinger case

September 5, 2017

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In the aftermath of the Bell Pottinger case all organisations should ask who else is on their PR agency's client roster, the transparency applied to public affairs lobbying should be rolled out to all public relations activity and there should be a deeper inquiry into the ethics of the industry.

Corporate Election Watch: British Gas

May 9, 2017

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Have British Gas / Centrica fallen foul of the Lobbying Act in their attack on plans for a price freeze?