Tag Archives: Lobbying

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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New additions to Defra Board will not upset Truss’s plans to cut Natural England or Environment Agency

Reading through the excellent CIEEM monthly policy briefing email, I noticed that Natural England Chair Andrew Sells and Environment Agency chair Sir Phillip Dilley, had recently joined the Defra Board in ex-officio capacities. Defra Board, in case you were wondering, … 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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Write to Chloe Smith

I got an email from 38 Degrees – I think I must have joined in with one of their e-campaigns – possibly the Forestry one. The email was about the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill. … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times: skirmishes in the public realm

This morning I picked up a couple of political stories from yesterday – and it made me think about what is happening to Britain at the moment. Firstly the The Public Administration Select  Committee published a report severely criticising The … Continue reading

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