The UK\’s oldest environmental NGO has been forced to close after government cuts to local authority budgets drastically reduced its income.
Formed as the Coal Smoke Abatement Society at the end of the nineteenth century, Environmental Protection UK provided expert analysis on air quality and, more recently, contaminated land and waste issues. But over the past two years, the Brighton-based charity has faced severe financial challenges due to the coalition\’s cuts to local authorities, which purchase its products and services.
You mean a non-governmental organisation cannot survive without government money?
Not very non-governmental then, was it?