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Compact Voice annual survey now open

Annual survey 2013

The annual survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill it out!

 Compact Voice's third annual survey of local Compacts is now open. The survey will allow us to gather vital information about the health of local Compacts across England.

This year, the survey also includes questions relating to key policy developments affecting voluntary organisations.Tell us the issues affecting you for a chance to win a Kindle.

Impact Report published, and a chance to inform our work for the coming year

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We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2012 Compact Voice Impact Report.

The Impact Report highlights all of our achievements in 2012, which would not have been possible without the input of our members.

Initial statement on Prime Minister's comments at CBI conference

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On 19 November 2012, David Cameron gave a speech to the CBI conference about ‘plans to help British business thrive'. In it, he referred to 'calling time' on Equality Impact Assessments, reducing government consultations and cutting back on judicial reviews.

The statement below aims to clarify some of his comments and reiterate the impact of them for Compact groups.

It is an initial statement, and we will be seeking further comment on it, so please check back for updates.

Winners of the 2012 Compact Awards announced

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The winners of this year’s Compact Awards have been announced at a ceremony held by Compact Voice last night in Westminster, which was hosted by Simon Blake OBE, Chair of Compact Voice, and Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society.

The Compact Awards recognise excellent partnership working taking place between local and national government and the voluntary and community sector.

Read about the winners here, and download a booklet containing all of the shortlisted entries.

Compact Week is here!

Welcome to Compact Week, the annual celebration promoting and recognising the Compact.

The week engages voluntary organisations both locally and nationally, government departments, local authorities and other public sector partners working with the Compact locally or nationally.

We'll be posting updates here throughout the week.

Andrew George MP welcomes Compact Week in Parliament

Houses of Parliament

Andrew George MP, one of the chairs of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Civil Society and Volunteering, has tabled an early day motion in Parliament welcoming Compact Week, and expressing support for the Compact.

During Compact Week, we're encouraging local Compact groups to email or write to their MP asking their constituency MP to show support for the EDM. We've provided some draft text, which you can download here. 

Annual survey of local Compacts: One week left!

Compact Voice annual survey

The Compact Voice annual survey of local Compacts is now open.

Compact Voice are encouraging voluntary and community organisations to take 10 minutes to fill in the survey – and are offering everyone who completes the survey the chance to win an Amazon Kindle.

The survey closes on Friday, 11th May 2012 - complete it now for your chance to win. 

Shadow Minister for Civil Society raises Parliamentary Questions on the Compact

House of commons

The Shadow Minister for Civil Society, Gareth Thomas, raised a series of questions in the House of Commons this week, which were in relation to the government’s implementation of the Compact. The answers outline each department’s commitment to Compact and how they are considering that more needs to be done in light of the findings of the NAO’s recent report into Compact Implementation.

Compact one of government’s six business plan priorities

Nich Hurd MP
The Compact is now one of six departmental priorities cutting across government business plans, according to Nick Hurd, the Minister for Civil Society. The Minister made the announcement at a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Civil Society and Volunteering in Westminster yesterday.

Compact Awards 2011 - Winners announced

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The winners of this year’s Compact Awards have been announced at a ceremony at HM Treasury. We're pleased to officially announce the winners today - read more about each of the winning entries here.
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