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.
NCVO have today published an update to their 2011 Counting the Cuts report, which examines the scale of funding cuts to the voluntary sector so far, as well as those to come.
The Report uses Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts of public spending, along with NCVO Civil Society Almanac data on charities' income sources, to estimate the impact of reductions in public spending on charities.
The Local Government Association (LGA) has issued a consultation on publishing voluntary sector spending.
The current 'Recommended Code of Practice on Transparency for Local Government' published by the Department for Communities and Local Government expects local authorities to publish grants to the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCS), amongst other datasets.
Cabinet Office has issued an update to its recently published Procurement Pledge, which established a set of principles about how government will procure services with a range of providers. The Pledge, which is for central government and public sector bodies to sign up to, outlines five key commitments that public sector signatories must meet.
Compact Voice have today published new guidance on using the services of the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman (PHSO).
The PHSO is referred to in the Compact Accountability and Transparency Guide as a resource to use ‘when things go wrong’. This briefing note explains when the PHSO can and cannot help, how you can use their services and how to contact them. It also addresses the implications for voluntary organisations, local Compact groups and partnerships.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) has today published guidance to local authorities on how to protect voluntary and community groups from disproportionate cuts to their funding.
NCVO have published a research report into spending cuts to the voluntary and community sector. The report, 'Counting the Cuts', shows that according to the Government’s own figures, charities are facing nearly £3 billion in cuts over the spending review period (2011 – 2015).