Category Archives: Policy

Charity Tax Commission advisory and reference groups

Last November we announced that NCVO has established an independent Charity Tax Commission to undertake a full review of charitable tax reliefs in the UK. The commission is being chaired by Sir Nicholas Montagu, who’s joined by a board of six commissioners with extensive charity, economic and fiscal expertise. Continue reading

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Baroness Stowell – what happens next and do pre-appointment hearings matter?

Baroness Stowell is the preferred candidate for Charity Commission chair - what next and do pre-appointment hearings matter? Continue reading

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Automatic disqualification

Last week, the Charity Commission published guidance on the new rules on the automatic disqualification of trustees and senior managers. The law comes fully into force on 1 August 2018. This blog post will sum up the changes. Continue reading

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Public services round-up: January 2018

The holidays may be behind us but the world of public services has started the year off with a bang – or was that a crunch? Continue reading

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Sir Stuart Etherington’s new year letter to the sector 2018

Charities, community groups and volunteering will be crucial to helping resolve division and unease in society, says NCVO's chief executive, Sir Stuart Etherington Continue reading

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Brexit: An end-of-year review

A review of the major developments around Brexit in 2017, what to expect in 2018, and what this might mean for the voluntary sector. Continue reading

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Governance round-up: December 2017

A look back at the big governance-related events of 2017. We also have the latest from the Charity Commission, a new podcast, events, and more Continue reading

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Getting Involved: Political participation

What are the trends of political participation and what lessons are there for charity campaigners? Continue reading

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Public Policy Round-Up: November 2017

This blog provides a summary of the key policy and regulatory changes relevant to charities and volunteering in November 2017 Continue reading

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The Charity Commission’s Annual Return 2018 consultation: A mixed bag

We've responded to the Charity Commission’s consultation on the Annual Return 2018. This blog explains what we said to them and why. Continue reading

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