Report on the impact of the Lobbying Act on civil society and democratic engagement

The Fourth Report on the Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement assesses the impact of the Lobbying Act on charities and campaign groups during the September 2014 to May 2015 regulated period.

According to the Commission press release ‘Charities across the spectrum ranging from the Quakers to the Badgers Trust say they felt gagged by the new Lobbying Act in the run up to the last General Election’.