Richard Rhodes, Cumbria's PCC (pictured), has signed up to the Cumbria Compact. Signing up to a local Compact is a great way for PCCs to engage with their local voluntary and community sector, and we'd encourage others to follow his example.
The Ministry of Justice has recently launched a consultation which proposes further changes to judicial review processes. The proposals include measures to "exclude persons who had only a political or theoretical interest, such as campaigning groups" from supporting judicial reviews.
Compact Voice have now published a booklet containing all of the shortlisted entries for this year's Compact Awards. This year's shortlisted nominations are particularly strong, showcasing partnership working from right across England.
Following the conclusion of the research we commissioned recently into perceptions and insights on the Compact and Compact Voice (some details of which we’ve shared in another recent blog), Compact Voice have been doing a bit of reflecting and reviewing.
This February marked the one year anniversary of the Public Service (Social Value) Act, more commonly known as the Social Value Act. .
The picture is still very mixed across the country as to how local authorities and voluntary sector organisations understand social value and the Public Services (Social Value) Act. .
As a result, we've published a new, easy-to-understand guide to help organisations and Compact groups to get on board with it.