VOICES GAGGED? – National Council for Voluntary Organisations

On Saturday, the government announced that they will be adding a new anti-advocacy clause to all charities’ grant agreements.

We believe this restriction is completely unjustifiable on grounds of both principle and the effectiveness  of government itself.

Our chief executive Sir Stuart says:

‘This is tantamount to making charities take a vow of silence and goes against the spirit of open policy making that this government has hitherto championed’

Anti-advocacy clause is counter-productive [http://blogs.ncvo.org.uk/2016/02/06/anti-advocacy-clause-is-counter-productive/]

Do please share this link with your colleagues and other contacts.

And we’d really appreciate hearing your thoughts and experiences in a comment under the blog, or on twitter usingv #antiadvocacy [https://twitter.com/search?q=%23antiadvocacy&src=typd].

Best wishes,

Charlotte Ravenscroft Head of Policy and Public Services @CharRavenscroft

[http://www.twitter.com/CharRavenscroft] @NCVO [http://www.twitter.com/NCVO]

National Council for Voluntary Organisations Society Building, 8 All Saints Street London, N1 9RL

Website: www.ncvo.org.uk [http://www.ncvo.org.uk/]

Twitter: @NCVO [http://www.twitter.com/ncvo] Registered Charity No. 225922

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