Society Diary: Duck lanes on the towpath and the lamest excuses for late filing
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Society Diary: Duck lanes on the towpath and the lamest excuses for late filing

22 May 2015

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The voluntary sector needs to fight for the Human Rights Act

The government’s attempts to repeal the Human Rights Act is not just a problem for civil liberties charities but for the voluntary sector as a whole, says charity consultant Belinda Pratten.

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

A question for new ministers: is the Compact dead?

Decisions taken before the election suggest the government has little regard for the Compact, says Andrew Purkis. He asks if the agreement between the government and the sector can be saved.

Charity regulation - an investment not a cost to government

The government should not ask charities to pay for their own regulation, and should accept that the Charity Commission is value for money, says Andrew O'Brien of the CFG.

The very short-term experiences people have when they use our services - a full tummy, a good game of football, getting the giggles - are outcomes too.

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

House of Commons (credit: Nikoretro)

The coalition government draws to a close today, following five years in which it has often had a turbulent relationship with the charity sector. We look back over some of the key issues

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The polls have now opened and people are casting their votes. But which party's policies offer the best deal for the charity sector? Cast your vote in our online poll.

Quiz: Which political party's voluntary sector policies do you agree with?

With just two days to go until the polls open why not take our quiz to help you decide whether you agree with the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Ukip or the Greens when it comes to issues affecting the charity sector.

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