Right to Boycott
The government has tabled an anti-boycott bill with the aim of preventing public authorities, like local councils, local government pension funds or universities, from making ethical choices about spending or investment.
The government’s main target is campaigns in support of Palestinian rights but those pushing for action against deforestation, environmental pollution, and the exploitation of children and workers could also be affected.
This will erode local democracy, restrict freedom of expression, and undermine campaigns for social and climate justice.
PSC is leading a coalition of over 70 civil society organisations, including trade unions, faith groups, NGOs, and campaigns, calling on the government to scrap this bill.
The anti-boycott bill explained
Find out how to participate in a local day of action for the Right to Boycott.
Read and share this Guardian article about the Right to Boycott campaign.
Read the Right to Boycott statement and view the full list of signatories.
Call on local councillors to sign our open letter, highlighting how the bill will erode local democracy. You can find their email address on your local authority website
Are you a student campaigner? Find out more on how you can resist this bill in this briefing from the Right to Boycott coalition of student organising groups.
Read PSC's letter to First Minister Mark Drakeford on the potential impact of the anti-boycott bill on the devolved administration.