Category Archives: Policy

Come what May: Preparing for Brexit

Key areas in which Brexit could effect voluntary organisations and how you can prepare for this Continue reading

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Volunteering and public services: what next?

Speech to the National Volunteering Forum on how we talk about the role of volunteering in public services in the future. Continue reading

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Volunteering round-up: January 2017

National Citizen Service bill, volunteer legal status and reward, mentoring and befriending, supporting trustees, volunteering in later life, training and more Continue reading

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Stuart Etherington’s new year letter to the sector

Thoughts on the big issues effecting the voluntary sector in the coming year Continue reading

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How to talk about charities and campaigning

Current discussion in the media and how charities should respond Continue reading

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Policy Round-Up: December 2016

This blog provides a summary and commentary of some of the key developments in policy affecting charities during the month of December 2016. Continue reading

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Public services news round-up: December 2016

Resolution of the anti-lobbying clause, research and policy action to support smaller charities engage with public services, and local government funding Continue reading

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New public services measures: what next?

We reflect on the government's recently announced measures to support small and medium-sized charities involved in public services. Continue reading

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Governance round-up: December 2016

New governance guidance, data protection news, the Charity Governance Code, latest from the Charity Commissison, upcoming training and more Continue reading

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How can councils better support the local voluntary sector?

Paul Streets from Lloyds Bank Foundation discusses a new report on the experience of small charities in local public service commissioning Continue reading

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