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  • DWP seeks 200 charity job swaps to increase understanding of voluntary sector

    Nine government departments, including the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), will be involved in a work shadowing programme giving one thousand civil servants the chance to spend a day in the...

  • January 2017: The inside track

    What you need to know about the latest on Brexit, two important bills for the voluntary sector, significant changes to select committees as a result of Theresa May’s reshuffle, and more in this...

  • Charities’ recession recovery complete, shows NCVO Almanac

    for charities. The solutions, as ever, all come back to ensuring organisations have the strong governance needed to help them manage risks and to ensure they grasp opportunities. Notes NCVO uses...

  • The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Charities and Volunteering: Update from the regulators

    who we work closely with. Sometimes the issues they deal with tip over to trustees and governance, and these are passed onto us. When fundraising practice is poor or outside the code the regulator...

  • Appendix

    The following resources accompany our blog post Parliament has spoken – one step closer to no-deal? published 16 January 2019 Useful resources No deal and the economy: UK in a changing Europe: The...

  • NCVO's Trustee Board

    of charity audit committees. He is passionate about volunteering. Along with as his various governance roles he regularly volunteers as a youth worker in his local community. He also writes and...

  • Charities should be central to NHS decision-making and delivery, says new government-backed report

    Charities and social enterprises should be deeply involved at every level of the health and care system, according to a new report backed by Alistair Burt, Simon Stevens and Duncan Selbie . The...

  • 'A Day in the Life' survey 2012

    In 2012, eight government departments took part with over 1,000 participants. Here are the participating departments: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Department for Communities...

  • Joint Committee on the Draft Protection of Charities Bill – NCVO comment

    Responding to the committee’s report , Elizabeth Chamberlain, policy manager at NCVO, said: ‘The committee’s work is a testament to the value of proper pre-legislative scrutiny. We’ve had a process...

  • January 2016: The inside track

    The Big Lottery Fund, the National Citizen Service, dormant assets and more. Government Big Lottery Fund protected After much disquiet , the Big Lottery Fund was protected from a rumoured raid on...

  • Sir Stuart Etherington’s State of the Sector address to NCVO Annual Conference delegates

    not just tough, but also robust. It should have some faith in its own expertise. The current governance structure of the regulator was brought in following concerns that the old structure, where the...

  • July 2016: The inside track

    What you need to know about life after the EU referendum, our new prime minister, what’s left of the Queen’s speech, what unprecedented political turmoil may mean for charities’ strategies for...

  • Feedback from 'A Day in the Life' 2016/17

    We ran an evaluation survey for participants of the 2016/17 scheme. Of the government respondents whose shadowing day took place: 96% felt that their department should take part in the scheme again...

  • APPG on Charities and Volunteering: Future of the sector

    Download these minutes as a pdf (60KB) View minutes from previous APPG meetings 12.30-14.00 Tuesday 23 October, Committee Room 14 Rhodri Davies, Head of Policy, Charities Aid Foundation Want to...

  • Tax and reliefs

    The government provides a number of tax reliefs to support charities, the largest of which are business rates relief and gift aid. Gift Aid Business rates Apprenticeship levy Making tax digital...

  • Charity Tax Commission: Tax reforms could boost charities and unlock wave of giving

    New tax rules and more Gift Aid awareness could bring charities 100s of millions/year Universal donor database and encouraging Payroll Giving would boost funds further No review of charity tax...

  • Step on Board process

    and how to secure it Those with existing positions will receive specialised training on governance to help them make the most of their trusteeship, maximising the impact their boards create. 2....

  • How much money goes on running costs?

    this small proportion of their budget goes and why it all helps ‘the cause’ in the end. Governance costs Charities are required to show how much they spend on governance in their annual accounts....

  • Model abstracts

    sector relations Funding, fundraising and philanthropy Organisational management and governance, including regulation and charity law Historical perspectives on the voluntary sector and voluntary...

  • William Plowden Fellowship

    William Plowden Fellowship in Good Governance The William Plowden Fellowship started in 2012. Throughout his career William believed strongly in the need to improve the way we are governed, at all...


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