Author Archives: Chris Walker

Chris Walker

About Chris Walker

Chris is a Senior External Relations Officer at NCVO, focusing on parliamentary work. He started his career working for several MPs in Parliament, and has also worked in public affairs and policy roles for the Federation of Small Businesses.

Citizenship and civic engagement – how charities can contribute

A committee on citizenship and civic engagement has been launched - how can charities influence its findings? Continue reading

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What does the Queen’s speech mean for charities?

The Queen's speech - why a two-year parliament might help charities influence policy Continue reading

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What does a hung parliament mean for charities?

The election has given us a hung parliament - how can charities use it influence policy? Continue reading

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What do the party manifestos mean for charities and volunteering?

Party manifestos have been published - what do they mean for charities and volunteering? Continue reading

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A brief history of party manifestos and charities

Party manifestos are launched this week - what have they said in the past about charity policy? Continue reading

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A snap general election – what should charities be doing?

Theresa May has announced a general election - how should charities be preparing? Continue reading

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What does the House of Lords report mean for charity advocacy?

The Lords Committee on charities has defended charity advocacy - what does this mean for campaigners? Continue reading

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Peer pressure – what do calls for Lords reform mean for charities?

How will calls for reform affect the way peers work, and what charities need to do to influence them? Continue reading

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Should parliament be at the centre of charities’ Brexit influencing strategies?

Does the Article 50 judgement mean charities seeking to influence Brexit should now be turning their attentions to MPs and Peers? Continue reading

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Charities and lobbying – what do the Lords think?

The Lords have been debating lobbying - what does this mean for charities? Continue reading

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