Charities may face criminal sanctions as 'gagging law' backdated before election

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Electoral Commission says charities must declare all campaign spending since June last year, despite them not knowing a snap election would be called

UK charities face a permanent "chilling effect" on their campaigns after the Electoral Commission said they must declare any work that could be deemed political over the past 12 months to ensure they are...

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