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NCVO's Counting the Cuts Report: Revealing the scale of voluntary sector funding cuts

NCVO have today published an update to their 2011 Counting the Cuts report, which examines the scale of funding cuts to the voluntary sector so far, as well as those to come.

The Report uses Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts of public spending, along with NCVO Civil Society Almanac data on charities' income sources, to estimate the impact of reductions in public spending on charities.

JSNA Guidance published by Department of Health

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The Department of Health have now issued statutory guidance on Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs).

The Statutory Guidance has been issued following consultation on draft guidance, which Compact Voice responded to.

Parliamentary Question raised on government approach to consultation and the Compact

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Lord Lester of Herne Hill, a long-time human rights advocate, has raised a parliamentary question concerning the government's adherence to Compact principles during consultations - the question and answer from Lord Wallace of Saltaire is can be read in full here.

NCVO response to consultation on managing offenders published

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NCVO have published their response to the Ministry of Justice's consultation into ‘Transforming Rehabilitation - A revolution in the way we manage offenders’.

Compact Voice worked to assist NCVO - a Compact Voice board member - with the response, which states the importance of following Compact principles to ensure fairness and good practice in supply chains.

Technical guide to Public Sector Equality Duty published

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission have published a technical guidance to accompany to Equality Act codes of practice. There is a section on the Public Sector Equality Duty, which may be useful for our members. The guidance provides 'an authoritative, comprehensive and technical guide to the detail of the law'.

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.

MoJ letter to Compact Voice responding to our concerns about a consultation

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Compact Voice has received a letter from Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Justice, in response to a letter we sent outlining concerns about a consultation on proposals to reform the Judicial Review system.

Communities Minister reminds councils of importance of Compact and data transparency

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Compact Voice has welcomed a letter from the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to every local authority in England, reminding them of the important role of the voluntary and community sector.

The Rt Hon Don Foster MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at DCLG, reminded councils of the important role of local Compacts and of following government’s Best Value Guidance.

Cabinet Office publish guidance on Social Value Act

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The Social Value Act comes into force on January 31, and the Cabinet Office have released an information note for commissioners and procurers.

The note provides information about what authorities are required to do under the Act – including that statutory bodies must be mindful of the principles contained in their local or national Compact when contracting services.

Report into independence of voluntary sector echoes Compact Voice’s findings

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The Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector – established in 2011 to ensure that independence is seen as a priority for voluntary sector organisations – have today published their second annual report.

Compact Voice welcome the panel’s use of our research into Compact implementation, which draws heavily on our engagement with the voluntary and community sector.

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