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Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Posts with tag "Lobbying"

Do you seek to influence or lobby MSPs, Scottish Ministers, Scottish Special Advisers or the Permanent Secretary? If so, then by early next year you will need to register any ‘regulated lobbying’ with the Scottish Parliament’s lobbing register. If you are coming to this new, read... Read more
It’s only as the Guidance is being drafted that the full horror of what has been passed into law is being revealed.  The Scottish Lobbying Act is a pretty toxic mix of thoughtless good intention and bungling incompetence.  It will undermine participation in our... Read more
As we progress further and further with the Lobbying (Scotland) Act, I thought now would be a good time to tell you when you can give your notepad / laptop / other memory aid a rest, knowing that you do not need to record the names of who you spoke to and what you said. There are... Read more
Official guidance for the Lobbying (Scotland) Act is currently being created - what do you need to see in it? Read more
What practical steps should you take now to be ready for the Lobbying Act? Read more
New regulations expect too much of charities, and offer little public benefit Read more
We share the latest information on Scotland's Lobbying Act. Read more
Policy briefing 8 April 2016 Taking action together SCVO briefing: issues for the third sector beyond 2016 Our vision A fairer Scotland is our vision for the future. We want to see a Scotland that is transparent, well balanced and socially just, which empowers people from all... Read more
A look at who'll be affected when new Lobbying (Scotland) Act starts. Read more
11 February 2016 The clause The UK Cabinet Office has issued guidelines to prohibit organisations in receipt of grant funding from all UK departments from influencing government or parliament. The wording of the clause is: “The following costs are not Eligible Expenditure... Read more