NCVO comment on general election result

Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive of NCVO, said:

‘In the run up to today’s election result, NCVO has consistently argued that charities and voluntary groups can make a bigger difference in dealing with the issues we face as a society, and in creating opportunities for all. There are substantial challenges ahead: public service reform, a fragile recovery, and calls for democratic renewal. Charities and voluntary groups are part of the solution to these problems, and we look forward to working with the new government to realise the sector’s potential.

‘We also look forward to working with the new government on the issues that relate specifically to charities and volunteering. These include: a sensible resolution to the problems brought about by the lobbying act, a shift of gear on our involvement in public services, taking forward the draft protection of charities bill, and implementing manifesto proposals for increasing employee volunteering.’

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