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How far can charities engage in political campaigning?

How far can charities engage in political campaigning?

Declan O’Dempsey has published a podcast about how far charities can engage in political campaigning. 

Here he:

  • Considers how the restrictions in charity law on political activity affect in particular charities concerned with human rights and/or equality.  
  • Covers the guidance issued by the Electoral Commission and by the Charity Commission, and considers the operation of the Transparency of lobbying Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014  on charities.  
  • Considers what restrictions exist on charities in relation to campaigning at local elections. 
  • Considers the position of charities in relation to the forthcoming referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU.   To listen to Declan go to www.cpdcast.com at http://www.cpdcast.com/podcasts/charities-and-political-lobbying-podcast.  (CPD accredited).

Declan’s accompanying paper is here  and appendix on the Political Parties Elections and Referendums Act 2000, Part 2, are here.   

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