IEA welcomes end of state-funded lobbying

Our series of Sock Puppet papers – Sock Puppets, Euro Puppets, and The Sock Doctrine, all by IEA Head of Lifestyle Economic Christopher Snowdon – have argued strenuously for the ending of government funding of charities who then use the money to lobby the government. We are delighted that the government has announced today that charities will no longer be able to use public funds to lobby ministers. We have responded here, whilst our influence on the decision features in the Daily Telegraph and BBC News.

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By James Knight, 11th Feb 2016 (1 comment)

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