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What charities need to know about election time

What charities need to know about election time

Be aware of the law on endorsing particular parties, but don't assume the lobbying act is a huge barrier to campaigning

Round-up: Lords Select Committee report on charities

Round-up: Lords Select Committee report on charities

Peers have made 42 recommendations into the future of the voluntary sector, including calls for improved support for trustees and the use of more grant funding

All quiet on the Westminster front

All quiet on the Westminster front

We've moved from the big society to the shared society, but apart from this there are few sector-related initiatives on offer. Stephen Cook reports

Political Interviews

Anna Turley MP - the new shadow minister for charities

Anna Turley MP - the new shadow minister for charities

Andy Hillier meets Anna Turley, just six months an MP, but already the shadow minister for the voluntary and community sector and civil society

Rob Wilson: 'I'm trying to build a system of support'

Rob Wilson: 'I'm trying to build a system of support'

The Minister for Civil Society tells Stephen Cook about his vision of sustainability for charities and social enterprises

Interview: Lisa Nandy

Interview: Lisa Nandy

Lisa Nandy, who used to work in the third sector, has been shadow charities minister for six months. She tells Stephen Cook about Labour's developing policies for charities

Interview: Nick Hurd

Interview: Nick Hurd

The Minister for Civil Society tells Stephen Cook that charities are dealing with unprecedented change, but also have the opportunity to capitalise on public trust

Interview: Nicky Morgan

Interview: Nicky Morgan

The Treasury newcomer is unfazed by MPs' criticisms of HMRC, and says she is 'definitely in the mood for listening to the sector'

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