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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Age UK branch appeals to council ombudsman after £500k property bill

Age UK Hertfordshire is preparing to take Watford Borough Council to the local authorities ombudsman in a bid to protect its reputation after receiving a £500,000 dilapidations bill for two properties it occupied.

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This is the full text of Kevin Curley’s address to the Navca Localism Conference on 22 November 2011 in London. It was Kevin’s final address to a Navca conference after 40 years in the Navca movement.  Kevin spoke first at a Navca (then NACVS) Conference in 1971. 

Over 700 voluntary sector jobs created in Scotland

A scheme launched by the Scottish Parliament with the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations has seen 766 jobs in the voluntary sector filled by young unemployed people.

Simon Cowell donates £20,000 to Rhythmix to cover its legal costs

X Factor mogul Simon Cowell  has temporarily abandoned his “Mr Nasty” tag and agreed to donate a reported £20,000 to Rhythmix, a charity which had been battling the producers of X Factor over the trademark of its name.

Interesting to note that around 30,000 more people volunteered in the sector, but is this 'real volunteers' or did they have to 'volunteer' to keep food on the plate!

» Charity sector workforce grows by almost 30,000

Pomp and circumstance

No-one does a charity event quite like the British, says David Philpott.

First audit of effectiveness of Big Society goals is launched

The government's ambition to create a ‘Big Society’ is to be put under scrutiny with the launch of an audit into how effective its policies have been.

NCVO charity law review will examine issue of trustee payment

Remuneration of trustees and potential alternatives to the Charity Tribunal are just two areas that the NCVO’s Charity Law Advisory Group will examine as part of its review of the Charities Act 2006.

Impact measuring raises profile of charities

Studies by New Philanthropy Capital and the Third Sector Research Centre have shown that impact reporting can raise the profile of voluntary organisations, including with the government.

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