A coalition of organisations are working together to find out more about how the Elections Bill will impact your work as campaigners, charities and not-for-profits. You can find out more about the BIll's likely effects from legal firm Bates Wells' handy briefing and then let the coalition know by completing their easy online survey. Best of all, it should only take five to ten minutes to run through!
The organisations that want to hear from you are the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations Bond, the Foundation for Social Improvement , the National Council of Voluntary Organisations, Small Charities Coalition and Sheila McKechnie Foundation.
A brand new project is seeking views on how Government runs its consultations. The British Institute of Human Rights wants to hear from you if you've got experience responding to consultations. But they also want to hear from you if you haven't - in other words, if you've not been able to take part. Perhaps there hasn't been an accessible version or maybe there have been too many consultations running at once?
The outcome will be a report to Government on how to do it better. You can take the survey or book onto a workshop to get involved.
An important joint statement you can sign up to, alongside 230 organisations, is being run by Humanists UK. Concerned by the Government’s intentions to review the human rights framework and judicial review, their position statement is accompanied by almost 7000 individual signatures.
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