Anger over attempted changes to Lottery Bill

Two Government amendments to the National Lottery Bill could allow ministers to transfer money from lottery distributors to bodies of its choice, the NCVO has warned.

The amendments to clause 8 of the Bill, governing the reallocation of funds, would empower the Government to "by order provide for the money to be held for distribution by a different body specified in the order".

Mubeen Bhutta, policy officer at the NCVO, said: "It means the Government can decide who they are going to move money to. There's no one else involved in this process."

Tabled by lottery minister Richard Caborn, the amendments will be discussed at the standing committee, which meets twice this week.

However, they have already attracted fierce opposition from voluntary sector organisations.

"I'm nothing short of astonished at the audacity of the Government," said Kevin Curley, chief executive of the NACVS. "This fundamentally undermines trust between the voluntary and community sector and the Government."

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register
Already registered?
Sign in
Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +

Latest Jobs

RSS Feed

Third Sector Insight

Sponsored webcasts, surveys and expert reports from Third Sector partners

Markel

Expert Hub

Insurance advice from Markel

Managing risk at outdoor events

Managing risk at outdoor events

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Voluntary and community events are increasingly popular, especially around this time of year.

Third Sector Logo

Get our bulletins. Read more articles. Join a growing community of Third Sector professionals

Register now