Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Why are taxpayers paying for lobbyists to lobby the Government?

The following bodies received  funding from the Government or Local Authorities in 2012.   They also lobby the Government!

ActionAid                                                            £4,466,000
Action on Smoking and Health                                £150,000
Alcohol Concern                                                     £209,336
Catholic Agency for Overseas Development         £9,034,000
Christian Aid                                                      £12,240,000
Child Poverty Action Group                                      £90,000
Disability Rights UK                                                £517,965
Family Action                                                     £14,654,000
Fresh North East                                                     £713,000
National Children's Bureau                                   £1,572,118
Oxfam                                                               £23,700,000
Save the Children Fund                                     £54,255,000
Shelter                                                                £2,569,000
Stonewall                                                                 £79,000
War on Want                                                         £162,544

Some of these bodies campaign as political lobbyists.   All spend some of their monies on campaigns or lobbying.   Is this right?

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