Tag Archives: charities

Cameron woos Welsh farmers: it’s all about the exports

  This from Today’s Farmers Weekly: EU exit could cost UK’s livestock farmers £330m, says PM Livestock farmers would be forced to pay an extra £330m a year to export their goods abroad in the event of an exit from … Continue reading

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IEA may end up gagging on its own sock puppet

  Charities are to be banned from using “tax payers’ money” to influence Parliament, Government or Political Parties, the so called “sock puppet” issue. The Government has decided to introduce this change in legislation, as a result of a campaign … Continue reading

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Kids Company sheds little light in what Government thinks Civil Society is for

      Yesterday brought the very sad and alarming news that Kids Company had closed, due to lack of funding. It appears that the last straw was when a private philanthropist who withdrew a £3m donation on hearing that … Continue reading

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Pickles gets in a Pickle over voluntary volunteering days

This morning, there was a bit of a light-hearted diversion from the heavy bombardment that is the election campaign, when Eric Pickles announced a proposal, which first surfaced in 2009, to give employees 3 days “statutory” volunteering leave a year. … Continue reading

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