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.

The Inside Track – April 2018

This monthly blog looks at the key developments in UK politics and how these will affect charities. Continue reading

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Baroness Stowell – what happens next and do pre-appointment hearings matter?

Baroness Stowell is the preferred candidate for Charity Commission chair - what next and do pre-appointment hearings matter? Continue reading

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Getting Involved: Political participation

What are the trends of political participation and what lessons are there for charity campaigners? Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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