Nick Davies, NCVO public services manager

DWP promises measures to improve charities’ experience of the Work Programme

18 Dec 2014 | David Ainsworth

The Department for Work and Pensions has agreed to introduce measures expected to improve the Work Programme for voluntary sector sub-contractors, according to a response document published today.


DWP promises measures to improve charities’ experience of the Work Programme

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St Dunstan's rebrands to Blind Veterans UK

After nearly 100 years, St Dunstan's has launched a new brand and name change to Blind Veterans UK, with the help of civil society branding strategists Spencer du Bois.

Government asks Supreme Court for permission to appeal solar ruling

The Department for Energy and Climate Change has asked the Supreme Court for permission to appeal against the Court of Appeal’s decision on solar tariffs.

How to protect your charity from damaging conflicts of interest

Beryl Hobson explains the action charities can take to ensure they are not harmed by any trustees' conflicts of interests.

The sector needs a Quaker bank

Paul Gibson says the sector would benefit if a modern Quaker bank was founded.

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

NCVO and Cass to host events for women CEOs

Six of the sector’s leading female chief executives have been chosen to take part in a series of events aimed at creating links between talent in the voluntary sector and FTSE company boards.

Hackney Lifeline strike cancelled after union negotiation

A proposed walkout by Hackney Lifeline staff has been called off after negotiations between senior management and Unite led to staff being handed a role in decision-making.

Hilary Greengrass, chief executive, CEBF

Applications to the Charity Employees Benevolent Fund have more than doubled on last year's figures and enquiries have increased tenfold, said its general manager Hilary Greengrass.

15 charities named 'New Radicals'

Nesta and the Observer have revealed their list of Britain’s 50 New Radicals with 15 registered charities or charity leaders making it on.

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