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Charities Gagged Over Poverty in Britain

Campaign group Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) has highlighted a new report which shows that charities are being gagged by public sector funders who wish to prevent them from speaking out publicly against poverty and the effects of austerity cuts in Britain.

 

DPAC says "A report released today shows that voluntary groups, especially those under contract to government, face threats to remain silent about their experiences and many are fearful to speak out in case they lose their funding or face other sanctions. The findings show a climate of fear and threats to free speech. They follow on the tails of a Charity Commission investigation into Oxfam after the charity warned of the “relentless rise of food poverty” in the UK"

 

The report, 'Saying Less and Doing More', was produced by Voluntary Services and Campaigning in Austerity UK and can be read here. See the full article on DPAC's concerns here.

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