2 December, 2019

 

Land use think tank, Shared Assets, has released new research which aims to provide a detailed snapshot of common good land use in England.

Shared Assets is a social enterprise think and do tank that promotes land management for the common good, rather than personal gain.

The group estimates that there are 900 of these groups in the UK and the report maps their activities, as well as their structures and needs.

 

Land use think tank, Shared Assets, offers a range of different resources to support people and community groups that manage land for the common good.

These range from interactive toolkits on tenure models for community or land based enterprises, to written guides on growing food in parks, as well as various reports and research.

26 November, 2019

Young people wishing to vote in next month’s general election have until midnight tonight to register.

Earlier this month, we called upon VCSE organisations working with young people and students to encourage their stakeholders to register to vote.

At Voscur we believe that voting is one of the most effective ways that citizens can exercise influence over the future of their country and community.

18 November, 2019

 

The National Committee of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has launched its manifesto for the next government, calling for greater political and financial investment into charities and volunteering, as well as ore recognition for the role which the sector plays in shaping the country’s future.

18 November, 2019

 

Councils will no longer be required to levy the bedroom tax in cases where it will breach an individual’s human rights - including cases where a person has severe disabilities.

This follows a ruling by the UK Supreme Court which found that the tax breached the human right to a home of a man whose housing benefit was reduced by 14%.

The man, known as RR, has a severely disabled partner and needs the additional bedroom to store medical equipment.

11 November, 2019

 

 

Voscur is calling upon organisations working with young people and students to encourage their stakeholders to register to vote by midnight on the 26 November in order to have their say in the General Election on the 12 December.

At Voscur we believe that voting is one of the most effective ways that citizens can exercise influence over the future of their country and community.

4 November, 2019

 

The Charity Commission, along with the other UK regulators is seeking engagement partners to join key stakeholder groups that will help to gather feedback and ideas for changes to the charities Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP).

Fraud risks to charities
29 October, 2019

 

Over two thirds of charities think that fraud is a major risk, according to new research from the Charity Commission.

Despite this, less than 9% of charities have a fraud awareness training programme.

28 October, 2019

 

Bristol City Council has launched its consultation on the level of council tax it will charge for the year 2020-21.

The council is proposing a number of options ranging from no increase, to a 2% increase on general services plus a further 2% that will contribute towards the provision of adult social care.

16 October, 2019

 

This month saw the first Queen’s Speech since June 2017.

Officially, the occasion is used to set out government proposals for the upcoming parliamentary term.

However, with political turmoil potentially resulting in the speech being rejected by parliament and a general election looking probable, it seems unlikely that the proposals will be enacted during this parliament.

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