Our Researcher Mairéad Bailie surmises the biggest headlines from last week.
It’s now okay to lobby – maybe.
In a leaked letter to Theresa May, David Davis, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, has called for UK NGOs to campaign against EU preparations for a “no-deal” Brexit. Davis’s call for charities to lobby the EU was an example of the “mixed messages” charities received from government about campaigning. Sue Tibballs of the Sheila McKechnie Foundation says “You could get the impression that the government is comfortable with charity campaigning – including lobbying – when it suits it, and not when it doesn’t.’’– Read the full story here.
Should all charities publish their gender pay gap data?
Charities with over 250 employees must publish details of the difference between how much men and women earn on their websites by April 2018. The NCVO are encouraging all charities, regardless of size, to publish this data as it will demonstrate the sector’s commitment to transparency and accountability. To demonstrate its own commitment to transparency, the NCVO, which has about 100 employees, has published its gender pay gap data – see NVCO’s gender pay gap data here.