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Over £1bn of government income wiped from charities

UK charities lost over £1.3billion in income from government as spending cuts kicked in, new figures published today show.

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Campaigning, volunteering and public trust among NCVO’s priorities in new five-year strategy

Defending the rights of voluntary organisations to campaign and safeguarding public trust and confidence in charities are among the priorities outlined in NCVO’s new strategic plan, launched today.

The five-year strategy follows a consultation with NCVO members last year, and will take NCVO to its centenary year, 2019.

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Budget 2014: NCVO comments

Karl Wilding, director of public policy at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, said:

'Our members will be pleased to see that they can look forward to further growth in the economy. For many of them, the public spending environment will continue to be tough for the foreseeable future, with inevitable consequences for the communities they support.

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NCVO comment on CLG Committee local procurement report

​Communities and Local Government Committee report calling on all councils to let contracts on the basis of wider social value rather than lowest price is a timely nudge, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations says.

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Reduce unemployment by helping jobless volunteer – new report

Helping jobless people to volunteer could be the key to reducing unemployment, a new report published today argues.

Volunteering can give people the skills and confidence needed to help them find jobs, according to the charity representative body, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).

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EU manifesto, Towards a More Open Europe

NCVO has today (7 March) set out its vision for reform and renewal in Europe through its manifesto, Towards a More Open Europe. Elections to the European Parliament will take place on 22 May.

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Welfare cap will drive short-term decision-making and arbitrary benefit cuts, say charities

A group of leading charities have warned the government that the new overall cap on welfare spending – the Annually Managed Expenditure cap – could drive short-term decisions about social security.

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Welfare reform research will inform future changes

NCVO is to undertake a major research project into the effects of recent welfare reforms on charities and their beneficiaries.

The year-long project will consider the effectiveness of recent welfare reforms and identify the impacts they have had. The review will take evidence from charities and is intended to inform thinking on any future changes to welfare policy.

The project launched today with a call for evidence from charities on the impact reforms have had on their beneficiaries and the ways in which charities have changed the support they provide to beneficiaries.

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NCVO comment on PAC reports on Charity Commission and Gift Aid

NCVO has commented on the public accounts committee reports on the Charity Commission and Gift Aid.

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Tributes to Marian Nelson

Marian Nelson R.I.P 27.5.1955-18.1.2014

We are sad to hear of the passing of Marian Nelson on Saturday 18 Jan 2014.

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