Christopher Snowdon
12 January 2016

Stephen Bubb, chairman of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), has written an article for the Telegraph opposing government proposals to extend the Freedom of...
Christopher Snowdon
24 February 2015

As Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles has long taken a principled stand against what he calls 'government lobbying government' and 'lobbying on the...
Ryan Bourne
10 June 2014

Like many others, on Sunday evening I watched Soccer Aid – an annual charity football match featuring well-known ex-footballers and a raft of celebrities. All funds raised go to Unicef, to...
Christopher Snowdon
5 February 2014
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In June 2012, the IEA published Sock Puppets, a report which looked at the evidence, and implications, of taxpayer funding for the large and growing element of ‘civil society’ that is...
Christopher Snowdon
24 January 2013

In The Guardian this week, Zoe Williams laments the charity sector’s failure to speak out against government policy. She attributes this supposed conspiracy of silence to the statutory...
Christopher Snowdon
3 October 2012
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  The question of whether the government should be funding pressure groups is one that faces politicians across the developed world. The Australian state of Queensland has decided that...
Christopher Snowdon
24 September 2012
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  The pressure group Hope Not Hate is celebrating the news that the British National Party will be denied €100,000 of European Union funding. After lobbying from the organisation, the...