Briefings

The UK charity sector

This briefing looks at the contributions made by the UK charity sector, its sources of income, the contribution made by volunteers and the number of people it employs.

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Charity law and regulation

This briefing explores the Charities Act 2011, the Charity Commission, the idea of ‘public benefit’, the payment of trustee and campaigning and the law.

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The charity sector and public services

The charity sector’s involvement in public service delivery has grown rapidly in recent years. This briefing explores this trend, and looks into why charities deliver public services, as well as issues such as independence and the Work Programme.

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NCVO

This briefing provides some background information on NCVO – the National Council for Voluntary Organisations – and explains what we do and what we believe.

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The charity sector and funding

This briefing examines the diversity of voluntary sector income, as well as looking at giving, the sector’s spending, and the effects of the cuts.

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