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Finance | Vibeka Mair | 24 Sep 2010

The Commission for the Compact is to be abolished by the government according to reports in The Telegraph today.

The Telegraph today contains a leaked document which lists the coalition’s plans for all its quangos.

According to the document, government plans to abolish 177 public bodies, which includes the Commission for the Compact, the Office for Civil Society Advisory Bodies and Capacitybuilders.

Capacitybuilders received a £39.3m goverment grant in 2009/10, while the Commission for the Compact was to receive £5.6m between 2008 and 2011.

At an award ceremony just last night, Sir Bert Massie, commissioner for the Compact, said he had been getting vibes from ministers that they were not really committed to seeing the Commission survive. He added that the prospect of the Commission being scrapped was not as worrying as the doubts this raised over the government's commitment to the Compact itself.

A Commission for the Compact spokeswoman said the Commission would not comment on leaks.

Further, the list shows that the Big Lottery Fund will be retained, though this had been expected, as will Arts Council England, which is a strong funder of arts and culture charities.

However, many arts and culture charities which are partly-funded by government still remain under review according to the document. The list includes the British Museum, the Imperial War Museum, the Tate Gallery and Historic Royal Palaces.

Elsewhere, the Cabinet Office has reached spending agreements, ahead of next month’s spending review, according to the BBC News website.

A Treasury spokesman said the Cabinet Office had reached a ‘provisional’ settlement with the Chancellor – although the agreements were day-to-day ‘resource’ spending, not capital spending which will be decided separately by the star chamber committee.

Details of the budget cut agreed are yet to be revealed.

Stolen
24 Sep 2010

The answer is - please redirect to Compact Voice!

Anon
24 Sep 2010

The question is - will it be missed?

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