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Policy landscape clarified in Open Letter


Nick Hurd, the Minister for Civil Society, has published an open letter outlining the government’s policy direction for the voluntary and community sector.

Compact Voice welcome the letter, which provides an update on the strategic framework in which the government’s policy announcements sit.

Government publishes 'Best Value' guidance

Best Value Guidance

The Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) has today published guidance to local authorities on how to protect voluntary and community groups from disproportionate cuts to their funding.

Compact Voice releases information about cuts in funding to the voluntary and community sector

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There has been a significant amount of recent scrutiny on the impact of cuts to the voluntary and community sector, and Compact Voice has been working with areas to try and understand the extent and the impact that such cuts have had on local partnerships.
Earlier this year, we submitted two Freedom of Information requests to 351 local authorities in England, and the results of these requests are now available.

News in brief: July 2011

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Read a round-up of the latest voluntary sector news: Including information about the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman consultation, a new guide on decommissioning and funding available from the Department of Health.

Compact Voice responds to Best Value Guidance consultation

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Compact Voice have responded to the government's Best Value Guidance consultation, which was issued by the Department for Communities and Local Government. 

News in brief

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There have been a number of developments taking place in the world of Compact over the last few weeks, which are summarised in this article.

Department for Communities and Local Government embeds local Compacts in guidance

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DCLG have today launched a consultation on new guidance “setting out clear expectations when councils consider cutting funding to local voluntary and community organisations”.

£10m of funding cuts to charities quashed by Judge: Compact principles upheld.

Voluntary sector organisations have won the right to a judicial review challenge of London Councils’ decision to cut £10 million of funding. They should also receive further funding beyond any fresh decision made following the new process, in line with Compact princip

Civil society bodies team up to map intelligence on voluntary sector cuts

Today, NCVO issued a press release on behalf of a new collaboration between voluntary and community sector organisations, which are looking at how funding cuts are affecting the sector.

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