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 at  (CPD accredited).

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