Author Archives: Chloe Stables

Chloe Stables

About Chloe Stables

Chloe Stables, External Relations Manager, reflects on the latest political developments affecting the voluntary and community sector.

What’s next on public trust and confidence in charities?

What we think needs to happen and our work so far Continue reading

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Campaigning in the post referendum environment

An overview of the challenges and opportunities facing campaigners in the post referendum environment. Continue reading

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Making an impact at Westminster in 2015

What does the new political environment and the 2015 election mean for charities? Continue reading

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11 common mistakes to avoid when contacting an MP for the first time

The dust has finally settled on the 2015 election and there has been a huge influx of new MPs. This blog explores some of the common mistakes and pitfalls to avoid when contacting them for the first time. Continue reading

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Four ways charity campaigners can work with a slim majority in Parliament

A few quick reflections on what a slim parliamentary majority means for charity campaigners and their influencing strategies. Continue reading

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A primer for NCVO members: winners and losers from the 2015 election

The winners and losers from the 2015 election, focussing on MPs who have a voluntary sector background or a post of significant importance to the voluntary sector. Continue reading

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Purdah – what charities need to know

With the general election approaching, you may have heard the term ‘purdah’ being bandied about. This post looks at what it means and specifically what it means for charities. Continue reading

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The budget 2015: Reaction from around the sector

Business rates, Gift Aid and tax relief, department spending cuts, the use of LIBOR fines, health and social care, the Pitcairn Islands and more. Continue reading

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Resources for Peers – Lobbying bill

NCVO remains deeply concerned that changes to non-party campaigning rules in the lobbying bill will severely restrict the ability of charities to speak out on matters of public interest. Continue reading

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Paddling furiously… where are we on the lobbying bill?

A blog setting out the current state of play on the lobbying bill and next steps Continue reading

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