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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.

Payment by Results and the voluntary sector

NCVO has published a report suggesting that Payment by Results, the government mechanism to boost innovation in public services could be preventing rather than promoting new ways of working.

Inquiry into senior executive pay

NCVO has published the report of its inquiry into senior executive pay, which they established in 2013.

NAVCA Independent Commission

On 31 March NAVCA launched an independent commission to look at the future of local infrastructure, which until October will examine existing local VCS infrastructure and the challenges and opportunities it is likely to face in the coming years.

The Clore Social Leadership Programme

The Clore Social Leadership Programme opens for applications for 2015 Fellowships on Monday 28 April 2014.

Quarterly Charity Forecast poll

41 percent of charity leaders expect the situation to improve for their organisation in the next 12 months, compared to 25 percent who expect it to worsen, according to data collected by NCVO’s quarterly Charity Forecast poll.

Managing in a Downturn survey

A fifth of charity professionals say that increasing media scrutiny of the sector is having a negative impact on their fundraising, according to the latest Managing in a Downturn survey.

Commission to launch new register of charities

The Charity Commission will publish a new online register by the end of May, which will display more information about charities.

2014 UK Civil Society Almanac

The voluntary sector’s income fell by £700million in real terms to £39.2billion in the year to March 2012, according to data in the 2014 UK Civil Society Almanac, published by NCVO and the Third Sector Research Centre.

2014 annual return form

The Charity Commission updated the annual return form for 2014 is now available to complete online via their website, accompanied by new guidance to help those completing the form.

Anaylsis published of SORP consultation

The analysis of the consultation on the draft new Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) has been published by the Charity Commission and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator as the joint charities SORP-making body.


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