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Coalition to influence spending review

Finance | 1 Jun 2006

A sector-wide campaigning coalition comprising voluntary and community organisations, trade unions, housing associations, social enterprises, cooperatives and mutuals, has been launched.

The Third Sector Network aims to harness its members� collective strength to work on key strategic issues affecting the whole sector. One of its first tasks will be to prepare a joint submission to the Treasury's consultation on the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR), which will decide what money is allocated to every government department from 2008 - 2011.

Dame Pauline Green, chief executive of Co-operatives UK, said: "Historically charities and co-operatives have developed along quite separate paths. This network recognises what we have in common and provides a real opportunity to raise the profile of the third sector and its value to society and to the economy." 

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