Compact Voice, ACEVO and NAVCA have written to the leader of every local authority in England, reminding them of the value of the voluntary and community sector and of local Compact commitments. .
The letter can be read in full here.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) recently organised an internal Compact Awards to celebrate good practice in partnership working within the department. .
The Awards received over 30 nominations, which celebrated partnerships developed by different DWP teams from across the country, and voluntary and community organisations.
This item contains a timeline of the developments on the Lobbying Bill, now an Act - which will be implemented on 19 September 2014. .
Compact Voice will shortly be publishing a short, easy to understand guide to what implications the Act is likely to have on local voluntary and community sector organisations.
The Lobbying Act (officially the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act) finally concluded this January after an eventful journey through Parliament.
Here we provide a bit of background into the Act, to accompany a new short briefing we’ve produced. The briefing is aimed at people who may not work in a policy role, but are concerned as to whether their organisation may be affected by the Act.
At Compact Voice, we talk a lot about what departments can do to engage better with the voluntary sector. However, there isn’t much in the way of guidance for voluntary organisations on how they can effectively and efficiently respond to consultations.