The government has announced it will suspend plans to introduce further limits on charities’ freedom of speech, known as an “anti-advocacy clause” which would have been inserted into grants from the public sector to charities.

Simon Francis, Co-Chair of the PRCA Charity & Not For Profit Group and Founder Member of Campaign Collective, said:

We welcome the government’s decision to suspend the introduction of this clause and to listen to the concerns of organisations delivering services to the public sector about the impact it would have had.

However, this is just a temporary stay of execution and we would welcome the opportunity to discuss our concerns with the Cabinet Office.

The Cabinet Office has been invited to send a representative to the PRCA Charity & Not For Profit Group’s workshop on threats facing charities on 18 May.

For more information and to sign up to the event visit:


Campaign Collective

Campaign Collective is a social enterprise helping charities, social enterprises, public service organisations and other campaigners benefit from affordable professional communications advice and support. With all Members having over ten years experience in a range of communications skills, the Collective helps organisations create, build and deliver effective marketing campaigns. Profits are used to subsidise support for micro charities and community organisations as well as help develop the next generation of communications professionals. Visit for more information.


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