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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?

Another threat to charities’ freedom of speech

January 11, 2015

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Want to sneak out a threat to freedom of speech in the UK? Worried about the backlash from charities and campaigners? Not to fear, Friday December 19th (or “fall-over Friday”) was a perfect time to bury some bad news. Or at least, this is presumably what was being discussed at the Charity Commission when deciding how to deal with […]

19th September 2014: The end of press conferences?

September 19, 2014

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Press conferences have had a good run. From calming public nerves in a crisis (or not if you are Malaysian Airlines) to launching campaigns and announcing mundane company results, press conferences have been at the heart of the PR’s repartee for decades. But while the media’s attention is focused on Scotland, the Lobbying Act came […]

Will the Lobbying Act impact on your campaign?

July 21, 2014

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Keep calm and keep campaigning That was the message from the PRCA’s Not for Profit and Charity Group  discussion last Thursday on the impact of the Lobbying Act on campaigns in the run up to the General Election next year. But, as Lily Capriani from Children’s Society pointed out, continuing to run campaigns does not […]

All campaigners will need to learn lessons from the CBI's Scottish crisis

April 29, 2014

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The CBI’s epic PR fail on Scottish independence has grabbed the headlines. But the real news will be in the outcome of the Electoral Commission’s decision on whether the CBI was right to register as a campaigner in the referendum. This decision will have far-reaching consequences for all campaign organisations. On the surface, the Scottish […]

The CBI’s epic fail on Scottish independence

April 26, 2014

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The esteemed Confederation of British Industry has got itself all in a PR pickle over Scottish independence. And it is getting worse.