Cairncross Review: Civil Society covers insights by Lawrie Simanowitz

Lawrie Simanowitz’s views on the findings of the Cairncross Review have been featured in Civil Society’s coverage of the report’s publication.


In a piece entitled “Government backs change in law to give charity status to ‘public interest journalism’”, Lawrie notes in relation to the Review’s recommendations that “if this type of radical action is not taken, and swiftly, a significant part of the UK media will not survive the next decade.”

He also points out how “allowing some types of press organisation to register as charities would mean they could benefit from tax reliefs, and would encourage donations ranging from small individual sums through to large gifts from philanthropists.”

If you’d like to read the rest of Lawrie’s thoughts on this story click here to check out the Civil Society piece in its entirety.

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