Compact Voice represents the voluntary sector on the Compact — an agreement between the sector and the Government to ensure better working together. We provide training and resources, and represent the sector's concerns to the government.
On 19 November 2012, David Cameron gave a speech to the CBI conference about ‘plans to help British business thrive'. In it, he referred to 'calling time' on Equality Impact Assessments, reducing government consultations and cutting back on judicial reviews.
The statement below aims to clarify some of his comments and reiterate the impact of them for Compact groups.
It is an initial statement, and we will be seeking further comment on it, so please check back for updates.
The winners of this year’s Compact Awards have been announced at a ceremony held by Compact Voice last night in Westminster, which was hosted by Simon Blake OBE, Chair of Compact Voice, and Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society.
The Compact Awards recognise excellent partnership working taking place between local and national government and the voluntary and community sector.
Read about the winners here, and download a booklet containing all of the shortlisted entries.
Andrew George MP, one of the chairs of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Civil Society and Volunteering, has tabled an early day motion in Parliament welcoming Compact Week, and expressing support for the Compact.
During Compact Week, we're encouraging local Compact groups to email or write to their MP asking their constituency MP to show support for the EDM. We've provided some draft text, which you can download here.
The Shadow Minister for Civil Society, Gareth Thomas, raised a series of questions in the House of Commons this week, which were in relation to the government’s implementation of the Compact. The answers outline each department’s commitment to Compact and how they are considering that more needs to be done in light of the findings of the NAO’s recent report into Compact Implementation.