Chilling reality of Lobbying Act revealed

New research from campaigners’ organisation Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) has revealed the chilling reality of the Lobbying Act. Less than a third (32%) of campaigners reported that they have not changed their campaigning as a result of the Act, demonstrating that the “chilling effect” of the Act which charity leaders warned about is a reality. Over …

Collective Backs Lobbying Act Research

Campaign Collective is supporting research on the impact of the Lobbying Act, carried out by Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) to ensure the sector has the most up-to-date evidence possible to inform discussions with the Government and regulators. As part of the project, in partnership with the Directory of Social Change, SMK is conducting an online …

Freedom To Campaign Guide attracts 400 downloads in the first week

The Freedom To Campaign Guide to what campaigners CAN do under the UK’s Lobbying Act has attracted close to 400 downloads since it was launched a week ago. The Guide, written in response to the Government’s rejection of reforming the law and the retrospective nature of the Lobbying Act, has met with a positive response …

Guide to help campaigners understand Lobbying Act launched

A free guide for charities to continue to campaign in the face of the “chilling effect” of the Lobbying Act has been launched by communications social enterprise Campaign Collective. The “Freedom To Campaign Guide” has been launched following the government’s recent rejection of the reforms to the law proposed by the Hodgson Review into the Act. …