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  • NCVO to review Charity Commission governance structure

    NCVO will review the Charity Commission’s governance structure and appointments process in order to find ways for the regulator to put questions about its political neutrality to rest for good, it was announced today.

  • NCVO: Boost small charities with dormant assets funding

    Charities can expect to see little rise in income from donations or government, with earned income the best prospect for future growth, the charity sector’s representative body said today.

    Authoritative new data on the charity sector’s finances published today by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) shows that income from government is at best flat-lining for most of the sector, while the charity representative body forecasts a challenging public fundraising environment as a consequence of broader economic conditions.

  • NCVO: Charity volunteer ‘internships’ must be genuine development opportunities

    Charities have been warned against inadvertently exploiting the precarious employment situation of young people by creating poor-quality 'intern' positions.

  • Recommendations on Charity Regulation - NCVO Response

    Commenting on the government’s response to reports by Lord Hodgson and the Public Accounts Select Committee on charity regulation, Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, said:

    ‘This response reflects broadly thoughtful and sensible positions from government on charity regulation.

  • Senior pay in the charity sector - NCVO comment to The Times

    Commenting for today’s Times story, Martyn Lewis, chair of NCVO, said:

    Britain’s best-loved charities are serious, professional organisations responsible for raising and prudently spending hundreds of millions a year on their good work. For an average household name charity, less than one per cent of its spending goes on senior staff pay, which is a sensible amount in order to ensure the charity is well-run and effective. Their executive salaries are typically much smaller than for comparable roles in other sectors.

  • Sir Stuart Etherington's 2017 state of the sector address to NCVO Annual Conference delegates

    Good morning and welcome, everybody. It’s good to see so many of you here today in what we believe is the biggest conference of voluntary organisations that we have ever held.

  • Sir Stuart Etherington's 2018 state of the sector address to NCVO Annual Conference delegates

    AC18SotSGood morning everyone, and welcome to NCVO’s Annual Conference.

    It is great to be here, to talk with you, and to hear about the fantastic things that you are all doing. The world around us is truly changed by charities.

    It is NCVO’s 100th birthday next year. It was round about this time, one hundred years ago, that discussions were taking place about how voluntary social work could be better organised.

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