Lobbying Bill

The Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill (Lobbying Act) received Royal Assent on 30 January 2014 and changed a number of rules for non-party campaigners and their activities during election periods. Resources here keep members up to date with updates in relation to the Act. For further information visit our Policy page.

Lobbying Act and the 2017 Assembly Elections

18 Jan 2017Jenna Maghie PolicyLobbying Bill, Policy

Now we have a date for the 2017 Assembly Election, voluntary and community organisations should once again make themselves familiar with the provisions of the Lobbying Act and how they may affect your work in the run up to the elections. 

2016 Assembly Elections - Key Dates

17 Feb 2016Jenna Maghie Election 2016Policy, Lobbying Bill, Policy Manifesto

In the run up to the 2016 Assembly Elections there are a number of key dates organisations should be aware of to plan their work and ensure they are abiding by the rules set out by the Lobbying Act.

Lobbying Act and the Assembly Elections

1 Dec 2015Jenna Maghie PolicyLobbying Bill

Moving toward the Assembly elections in May 2016, now is a good time to remind ourselves of the requirements coming out of the Lobbying Act (or Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014.)

Electoral Commission Seminar on the Lobbying Act

11 Sep 2014Jenna Maghie Policy, Public Affairs ForumLobbying Bill

The Electoral Commission is hosting a seminar to explain changes to rules for non-party campaigners as a result of the Lobbying Act.

Lobbying Act - 10 Things to Know

4 Sep 2014Jenna Maghie Election 2016, PolicyLobbying Bill, Policy Manifesto

With the Lobbying Bill receiving Royal Assent on 30 January 2014, find out the key things you need to know about this new legislation and the impact it may have on your organisation.

Electoral Commission Webinars

1 Aug 2014Jenna Maghie PolicyLobbying Bill

The Electoral Commission has recently published their guidance on the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act, or Lobbying Act.

Lobby Bill - some good wins but a final push now crucial

9 Jan 2014Lisa McElherron PolicyLobbying Bill

Voluntary and community organisations have gained some important concessions on the controversial Transparency of Lobbying Bill.

Northern Ireland’s Peers “must act” to defeat lobby bill

17 Oct 2013Elizabeth Hendron Policy, Public Affairs ForumLobbying Bill

Charities in Northern Ireland have called on Peers in the House of Lords to radically change or vote down the controversial lobbying bill.

NI MPs vote against the lobbying Bill and House of Commons Committee calls for it to be withdrawn

5 Sep 2013Lisa McElherron Public Affairs ForumLobbying Bill

Northern Ireland MPs united in their opposition to the controversial Transparency of Lobbying Bill when it was debated in Westminster on 2 September.

NICVA Urges Organisations to Contact MPs on Lobbying Bill Proposals

30 Aug 2013Lisa McElherron Policy, Public Affairs ForumLobbying Bill

NICVA is concerned that the UK Government is pushing through a Bill with undue haste, which if passed could curtail essential and longstanding freedoms.