National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

Regent's Wharf
8 All Saints Street
N1 9RL
T: 020 7713 6161
F: 020 7713 6300

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Karl Wilding

Charities should require trustees and senior staff to declare any party political activity undertaken in a personal capacity, draft guidance from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations has said.

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Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.

Lisa Nandy announces policies to grow volunteering under Labour government

Lisa Nandy, shadow minister for civil society, will promise a raft of measures to grow volunteering as she reveals the results of Labour’s consultation with the voluntary sector later today.

George Osborne

Charity sector leaders welcomed VAT rebates and a generous upper limit for social investment tax relief in the Autumn Statement today, but expressed concerns about a planned review of business rates.

The “formalised systems of volunteer management” has been driven by legislation, safeguarding vulnerable adults and health and safety as well as leading umbrella organisation like the NCVO.

» Public service contract culture undermines volunteers, new report claims

Autumn Statement: Social investment tax relief threshold set at £5m a year

Charities will be able to borrow up to £5m a year under social investment tax relief, in line with recommendations from sector bodies, it was announced in today’s Autumn Statement.

Funding as a game-changer

Every charity should consider the benefit it could obtain from embracing new funding models, urges Mark Salway.

Regulation rules

NCVO and Acevo are both reviewing the Charity Commission, but there’s no suggestion of one-upmanship, says Ian Allsop.

The jury is still out on Big Society Capital

It remains unclear, says David Floyd, whether the Big Society Capital social investment model can ever provide products that charities actually need.

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