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Responding to the government’s lobbying bill published today, Karl Wilding, director of public policy at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, said:

"This is a missed opportunity to restore some trust in politics. People have a right to know who is trying to influence policy and why. The best way to achieve full transparency is with a universal register, run by an independent body, linked to a clear code of conduct.

NCVO has welcomed today’s release of the Government’s supplementary guidance for Local Enterprise Partnerships, the 39 local bodies which will determine how key European funds are spent in England in the next European funding round, which runs from 2014-2020 (1).

Responding to today’s spending review, Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, said:

‘We all knew that budget cuts were inevitable today. Now more than ever it’s essential that local government is sensitive about how it finds its savings. Councils will need to have meaningful discussions with the voluntary sector about how they can support their communities.

1-7 June 2013

Hundreds of events will be taking place across the country this week to celebrate Volunteers’ Week 2013, with charities and other organisations taking the time to say thank you to the volunteers who support their work throughout the year.

A national programme enables Volunteer Centre Camden (VCC) to try out an innovative way of supporting resource strapped volunteer involving organisations and at the same time, helps increase the employability of individual volunteers.

Public funding for charities could be 12% lower by 2017/18, according to new analysis from NCVO. The forecast suggests public funding for the sector could be £1.7bn lower in 2017/18 than it was in 2010/11, the latest year for which data is available.

Many of England’s volunteer centres faced a substantial hit to their income in the last financial year, new data from NCVO shows.

Voluntary Action Sheffield has developed materials to demonstrate to potential volunteers the positive impact that volunteering can have on their CVs in cases where they may have been unemployed for some time or have limited or no relevant work experience in the field in which they wish to work.

New data released today shows the powerful effect that high inflation had on charity sector finances in recent years. The UK Civil Society Almanac 2013, published by NCVO, examines charities’ accounts for financial year 2010/11.

NCVO today announces its current head of policy, research and foresight, Karl Wilding, has been appointed director of public policy, to succeed Ben Kernighan who leaves to become chief executive of NUS in June.

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