Government’s Anti-Advocacy Policy

9th March 2016

Today I questioned the Minister for the Cabinet Office on the Government’s anti-advocacy policy which would disallow bodies which receive government grants, including charities, from attempting to influence government policy.

This would prevent the use of funding to inform public policy and bans organisations also from discussing issues related to the work funded by the grant with government officials or parliamentarians.

This means that the expertise, knowledge and insight from these bodies are removed from the policy making process. It is essential that these benefits are retained in government and reflected in policy.

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