Ending state-funded lobbying

After several years of the IEA making the case against taxpayers’ money being spent on political campaigning,the Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP has announced that the Department for Communities and Local Government will be the first department to insert an anti-sock puppet clause in grant agreements, and has issued new guidance to stop Local Enterprise Partnerships hiring lobbyists. To read both IEA reports on the issue, click here and here.

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The Greens have a radical policy agenda which would involve a huge transfer of power from the people to the state. Whereas David Cameron or Ed Milliband might plan two or three significant policy deviations from the status quo, Green leader Natalie Bennett proposes a complete re-engineering of the country.

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