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This page contains material of practical benefit to the development of VCS organisations. Content includes information on training, resources, quality standards, governance and fundraising.

The Queen's Speech 2014

A draft bill to give more powers to the Charity Commission was among the measures announced in the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday 4 June.

Charities SORP approved

On 22 May, the Financial Reporting Council approved the new Charities Statements of Recommended Practice (SORP) for publication.

Understanding the third sector

Local government think tank LGiU has published the first of two summaries of the Third Sector Resource Centre’s report Understanding the third sector: the work of the Third Sector Research Centre 2008–2013.

Third Sector Knowledge Portal

There are now over 6,600 works on the sector catalogued and classified with helpful keywords in the Third Sector Knowledge Portal, a free to use e-library of research, evidence and analysis.

Charity sector workforce grows by 35,000

The number of people employed in the voluntary sector rose by 35,000 in accounts and annual returns filed in the year to March 2014 with the Charity Commission.

Revised conflicts of interest guidance

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has published revised public guidance on conflicts of interest for charity trustees.

NCVO election manifesto

NCVO has launched its general election manifesto, which warns that not all charities will be able to pay their staff a living wage until public sector commissioners take this into consideration when awarding contracts.

The Road to Growth

Wednesday, 25 June, 2014 - 11:30 to 16:00

Charity Bank in partnership with One East Midlands is running this free half-day seminar to help organisations prepare for investment and growth.

VCS organisations helping in emergencies

The Cabinet Office has published new guidance to help VCS organisations in preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies.

Tackling risk of pension scheme deficit

The Charity Commission is reminding charities that they should use their Trustees' Annual Report to explain how they are tackling the potentially serious risk of a pension scheme deficit.


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