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.

What’s going on with opposition debates and how can charities use them?

The government keep losing votes - why aren't they contesting opposition motions, and how can charities take advantage? Continue reading

Posted in Policy, Practical support | Tagged | Leave a comment

We still need to change the Lobbying Act – but we shouldn’t let it stop us campaigning

What does the government's rejection of the reforms to the Lobbying Act proposed by Lord Hodgson mean? Continue reading

Posted in Policy | Tagged , | Comments Off on We still need to change the Lobbying Act – but we shouldn’t let it stop us campaigning

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

Posted in Policy, Practical support | Tagged , | Comments Off on Citizenship and civic engagement – how charities can contribute

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

Posted in Policy | Tagged , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Policy, Practical support | Tagged | Comments Off on What does a hung parliament mean for charities?

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

Posted in Policy | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Policy | Tagged | Comments Off on A brief history of party manifestos and charities

A snap general election – what should charities be doing?

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

Posted in Policy, Practical support | Tagged , | 10 Comments

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

Posted in Policy | Tagged , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Policy, Practical support | Tagged | 1 Comment