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To avoid being caught by the provisions of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act, commonly referred to as the ‘Lobbying Act’, charities need to take care about the distinction between employee and volunteer time when undertaking regulated activity.
The snap general election will be the second to be fought under the scope of expanded rules concerning non-party campaigning, following changes introduced by the controversial ‘Lobbying Act’ 2014. Simon Steeden and Rosamund McCarthy explore how the new rules affect charities, trade associations, trade unions, and other campaigning organisations.
Both domestic law and the European Convention on Human Rights require elections to be ‘free’, and recognise the role of freedom of expression in that process. Rupert Earle and Ross Allan explain the limits of freedom of expression, given that the circulation of untrue information may distort the electoral process.