Learning and the Lobbying Bill

20th September 2013

The likely effect of the Lobbying Bill on organisations working to keep lifelong learning part of the national debate in the run-up to the general election in May 2015, will be explored at a NIACE policy seminar in Leicester on 9 October.

The Government’s Lobbying Bill – Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill – is currently before Parliament and bodies as diverse as the National Federation of Women’s Institutes, Unite the union and the Taxpayers’ Alliance have expressed concerns that it will limit the ability of third-sector organisations to campaign in the run-up to a general election.

NIACE’s policy seminar will:

  • Provide a comprehensive overview of the Transparency of Lobbying Bill with particular emphasis on its potential impact on charitable and other third-sector bodies
  • Explore how campaigns for lifelong learning can be conducted within the law in the run-up to the next general election.