13 Nov 2014
Charities must demonstrate their effectiveness better to the public or face losing trust, David McCullough, chief executive of Royal Voluntary Service, said yesterday.
Public service delivery social enterprise 3SC has developed a bespoke web portal to enable its partner organisations to carry out needs-assessment reports for the Department for Work and Pensions.
The Public Services (Social Value) Bill passed through the House of Commons on Friday without amendments which would have seen a greater role for civil society organisations in public service commissioning.
The Law Commission has indicated that it plans to examine charity legislation after Lord Hodgson has concluded his review of the Charities Act, and there may even be another draft charities bill produced in 2015.
Umbrella bodies have welcomed the creation of the £1bn government fund to tackle youth unemployment but stress that the voluntary sector must be involved in its delivery.
It is incredibly important that charities raise larger concerns about broader issues, rather than only focusing on the immediate situation.
Maureen McGinn has been appointed as the chair of the Big Lottery Fund Scotland Committee and to the UK board.
24 Nov 2011
Public trust in charities has rebounded since January this year but still remains over 10 percentage points lower than just before the last general election, new research from nfpSynergy suggests.
Amendments proposed by Labour to the Public Services (Social Value) Bill, which include a requirement for direct consultation with the Charity Commission, Acevo, NCVO and others, could provide greater safeguards for not-for-profit involvement in the public service contracting process.
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